09 Aprile 2021 :
Hojat Ghaed executed in Zanjan Central Prison on April 5.
According to Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Zanjan Central Prison in the early hours of April 5. Sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, his identity has been established as 36 year-old Zanjan native, Hojat Ghaed. An informed source told IHR: “Hojat had been in prison for about four years. He was arrested for the murder of a relative following a verbal altercation over financial disputes.” The source also spoke about conditions at the prison: “In Zanjan Prison, 11 prisoners contracted COVID-19 and were sent to the prison infirmary, but the infirmary has no facilities. So, some prisoners asked their families to request furloughs so they may be treated outside of prison. But the authorities refused and said that they would take care of them in prison.” At the time of writing, Hojat Ghaed’s execution has not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.