Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); July 7 2022: Hadi Moradi, a man sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Gachsaran Prison in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Gachsaran Prison on July 6. His identity has been established as 29-year-old Hadi Moradi who was sentenced to qisas for murder.
An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Hadi Moradi was arrested for murder around four years ago. Hadi was from the Bavi tribe and their elders had tried very hard to get the victim’s family to forgo their right to retribution but the family ultimately decided to implement the sentence.”
According to the source, Hadi had been taken to the gallows twice in the four years that he had been behind bars.
At the time of writing, his execution has not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.
According to data gathered by Iran Human Rights, at least 183 people were executed on murder charges in 2021. 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.