Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); September 3, 2023: Houshang Moghtaderi was executed for murder charges in Ahvaz Sepidar Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Ahvaz Sepidar Prison on 3 September. His identity has been established as 42-year-old Houshang Moghataderi who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.
An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Houshang Moghtaderi was arrested for murder three years ago and sentenced to qisas. He was a father of one and a hairdresser prior to arrest. He was transferred from Sheiban Prison to Sepidar Prison two weeks before his execution.
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.