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Amin Jafari Executed in Isfahan

13 May
Amin Jafari Executed in Isfahan

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 13, 2024: Amin Jafari, a man sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed Isfahan Central Prison.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Isfahan (Dastgerd) Central Prison on 12 May. His identity has been established as Amin Jafari who was sentenced to qisas for murder.

An informed source told IHRNGO: “Amin Jafari was arrested for murder charges four years ago and sentenced to death.

IHRNGO previously reported the execution of four other men at the prison that day, bringing the total number to five.

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 are required to choose between death as retribution, diya (blood money) or forgiveness.

In 2023, at least 282 people including two juvenile offenders and 15 women, were executed for murder charges, the second highest number of qisas executions since 2010. Only 20% of the recorded qisas executions were announced by official sources. In 2023, Iran Human Rights also recorded 857 cases of families choosing diya or forgiveness instead of qisas executions.