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Saman Asgari and Unidentified Man Executed in Karaj

2 Oct 23
Saman Asgari and Unidentified Man Executed in Karaj

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); October 2, 2023: Saman Asgari and a man only identified as Mozafar were executed for murder charges in Karaj Penitentiary.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed in Karaj Penitentiary on 27 September. Their identities have been established as 29-year-old Saman Asgari and Mozafar (surname unknown), who were both sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.

The two men were transferred to the gallows from Ward 7 of the prison.

At the time of writing, neither of their executions have 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 are required to choose between death as retribution, diya (blood money) or forgiveness.