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Khalil Majedi Executed in Ahvaz

13 Dec 23
Khalil Majedi Executed in Ahvaz

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); December 13, 2023: Khalil Majedi, a man sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Ahvaz Sepidar Prison.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Ahvaz Sepidar Prison on 13 December. His identity has been established as 36-year-old Khalil Majedi from Ahvaz.

An informed source told IHRNGO: “Khalil Majedi was arrested for the murder of his fiancé’s brother three years ago and sentenced to death. He was on the run for two months after but returned at his father’s request and turned himself in. The murder was committed during an altercation and was not premeditated. His fiancé’s brother passed away after six days in the hospital.”

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, as the plaintiffs, the victim’s family are required to choose between death as retribution, diya (blood money) or forgiveness.