Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 23, 2023: Saeed Mohammadi who was sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Kermanshah Central Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, at least one man was executed in Kermanshah (Dizel Abad) Central Prison on 22 May His identity has been established as 46-year-old Saeed Mohammadi who was sentenced to qisas for murder.
Two other men are reported to have been executed along with Saeed, which Iran Human Rights is working to verify.
According to Hengaw which first reported news of his execution, Saeed had been on death row for 12 years.
At the time of writing, his execution has not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.
According to the 2022 Annual Report on the Death Penalty, at least 582 people were executed in Iran. Of those, 288 were executed 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.