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Mohsen Mehri Executed for Murder in Ilam

18 Jan
Mohsen Mehri Executed for Murder in Ilam

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); January 18, 2024: Mohsen Mehri, a man on death row for murder, was executed in Ilam Central Prison.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Ilam Central Prison on 16 January. His identity has been established as Mohsen Mehri.

He was arrested for the  murder of his brother five years ago and sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) by the Criminal Court. His

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.

In this case, Mohsen Mehri’s family were the plaintiffs in the case who requested execution.