Man executed at Shiraz Prison on November 17

According to Iran Human Rights sources, prisoner Ebrahim Yar Hosseini was executed at Shiraz Central Prison (also known as Adel Abad prison) on the morning of Sunday, November 17.

“Ebrahim was arrested around four years ago for murdering a man. Ebrahim’s family were negotiating with the victim’s mother to win her consent. However, [it seems the negotiations were not fruitful and] he was transferred for the execution,” a well-informed source told IHR.

According to the Iranian Islamic Penal Code (IPC) murder is punishable by qisas which means “retribution in kind” or retaliation. In this way, the State effectively puts the responsibility of the death sentence for murder on the shoulders of the victim’s family. In qisas cases, the plaintiff has the possibility to forgive or demand diya (blood money). In many cases, the victim’s family are encouraged to put the rope is around the prisoner’s neck and even carry out the actual execution by pulling off the chair the prisoner is standing on.

Out of the 110 people who were executed in the first half of 2019, 83 were sentenced to qisas (retribution in-kind) for murder.

Source » iranhr

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