Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); August 23, 2022: Hossein Mohseni, Fariborz Jamei and an unidentified woman were executed in Shiraz Central Prison yesterday.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men and a woman were executed in Shiraz Central Prison on August 22. One of the men whose identity has been established as Hossein Mohseni, was sentenced to death for drug-related offences. The second man who as sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been identified as Fariborz Jamei (pictured).
The identity of the executed woman has not been established at the time of writing but she was also sentenced to qisas for murder.
At the time of writing, none of their executions have 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.