Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); August 22, 2023: Mousa Afkhami, a man sentenced to death for murder, was executed in Sari Central Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Sari Central Prison on 20 August. His identity has been established as 48-year-old Mousa Afkhami who was sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder.
Informed sources told Iran Human Rights that Mousa was arrested four years ago and sentenced to death. He was from Lahijan and had two children.
At the time of writing, his execution has not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.
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, as the plaintiffs, are required to choose between death as retribution, diya (blood money) or forgiveness.