IRAN - Ayat Ghasemi-Delfani executed in Karaj on May 18

IRAN - Ayat Ghasemi-Delfani

23 May 2022 :

Ayat Ghasemi-Delfani executed in Karaj on May 18.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Karaj Penitentiary on May 18. His identity has been established as Ayat Ghasemi-Delfani who was sentenced to death for drug-related offences and later also sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for a murder. Informed sources have told Iran Human Rights that the qisas sentence was for a murder committed in prison but he was executed for the drug-related charges. Ayat Ghasemi-Delfani was transferred from Rajai Shahr Prison to Karaj Penitentiary the day prior to his execution. At the time of writing, his execution has not been reported by domestic media.


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