Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 21, 2021: Mohammad Safari who is on death row for murder, has been transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution in Rajai Shahr Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, at least one man was transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution in Rajai Shahr Prison. The identity of one of the men has been established as Mohammad Safari, sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.
Mohammad Safari is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday should he fail to obtain consent from the victim’s next of kin.
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.