A young man was sentenced to death in Golestan, northern Iran, according to a criminal prosecutor in an interview with the state-run Mizan news agency.

Retribution punishments will be carried out after legal formalities are completed.

It is worth noting that under Iran’s retribution law, “qisas”, in cases of victims of violent crime, families can demand retribution as  punishment, up to and including death sentences.

This inhuman punishment is a clear violation of all principles and norms of a modern judiciary, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and civil and political covenants.