Faranak Beheshti, a woman on death row for murder in Urmia Central Prison, has been transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for her execution.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a woman was transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for her execution in Urmia Central Prison on July 26. Her identity has been established as Faranak Beheshti.

According to informed sources, Faranak was arrested around five years ago and sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for the murder of her husband. She has until the end of today to convince the victim’s family to forgo retribution and accept diya or grant forgiveness.

Several men are reported to have been transferred for the gallows along with Faranak today.

According to data gathered by Iran Human Rights, at least 183 people were executed on murder charges in 2021. Those charged with the umbrella term of “intentional murder” are sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) regardless of intent or circumstances due to a lack of grading in law. Once a defendant has been convicted, the victim’s family are required to choose between death as retribution, diya (blood money) or forgiveness.

Source » iranhr