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Mostafa Pourahmad and Mojtaba Bagheri at Imminent Risk of Execution in Rasht

14 Nov 21
Mostafa Pourahmad and Mojtaba Bagheri at Imminent Risk of Execution in Rasht

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 14, 2021: Mostafa Pourahmad and Mojtaba Bagheri who were sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, have been transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions in Rasht Central Prison.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions on November 14. Sentenced to qisas for murder, their identities have been established as 35-year-old Mostafa Pourahmad and 40-year-old Mojtaba Bagheri.

Two prisoners named Mostafa Poorahmad and Mojtaba Bagheri, who were sentenced to retaliation (execution) on the charge of "premeditated murder", were transferred to solitary confinement in Rasht Central Prison to serve their sentences.

Their executions are due to be carried out on Saturday, November 20.

According to Iran Human Rights’ Annual Report on the Death Penalty, at least 211 of the 267 people executed in 2020 were sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for "premeditated murder."

As there are no legal distinctions made between murder and manslaughter, whether voluntary or involuntary in Iran, those charged under the umbrella term of “premeditated murder” will receive the death penalty regardless of intent and the circumstances.