Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); August 22, 2022: Saeed Kamali, a man sentenced to death for murder charges, was executed in Isfahan Central Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Isfahan Central Prison on August 22. His identity has been established as 24-year-old Saeed Kamali who was sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder.
Informed sources told Iran Human Rights that Saeed Kamali was 19 years old at the time of arrest and was transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution from the youth ward.
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.
At least 251 including 6 women and 67 Baluch minorities were executed in the first six months of 2022. This is double the number of executions in the same period in 2021 when 117 people were executed.