Prisoner Shahbaz Latifi was executed on murder-related offences in Dizel Abad Prison in Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province, on 15 November, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned.

On 14 November, Latifi was transferred to solitary confinement for execution.

Latifi, originally from the village of Salatin in the Osmanvand region of Kermanshah, was convicted in 2017 for the “premeditated murder” of his spouse and a police officer.

He was sentenced to death under the Islamic law of qisas, or retribution-in-kind, which gives the victim’s family the right to retaliate.