Iran has executed a prisoner who was charged with “premeditated murder” and was sentenced to death based on the concept of “Qesas” or “retribution in kind” in Islamic law.

The 33-year-old Naser Valizadeh from Bukan, who was imprisoned in 2014, has been executed in Orumiyeh Central Prison in the morning of 14 March, sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).
Valizadeh was taken from Ward 2-1 to solitary confinement on 13 March and told that he would be executed within a day if the family of the victim did not pardon him.

Under Iranian Islamic law, the victim’s family hold the right to demand qesas or retribution in kind,
accept compensation in exchange for retribution in kind, or pardon the alleged murderer