Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 15, 2022: A man only named as Mostafa Kh was executed for murder in Mashhad Central Prison, official sources have reported.
According to Rokna, a man was executed in Mashhad Central Prison on the morning of May 11. Sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, he has only been named as 33-year-old Mostafa Kh.
The executed man is alleged to have killed the husband of a woman from his village with her collaboration. The woman was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.
In 2021, 183 of the 333 executions recorded by Iran Human Rights were for murder charges. Those charged with the umbrella term of “intentional murder” are sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) regardless of intent or circumstances due to a lack of grading in law. Once a defendant has been convicted, the victim’s family are required to choose between death as retribution, diya (blood money) or forgiveness.