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Reza Gholamhosseini and Farokh Khan Mohammadi Executed in Ilam

15 May
Reza Gholamhosseini and Farokh Khan Mohammadi Executed in Ilam

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 15, 2024: Reza Gholamhosseini and Farokh Khan Mohammadi, two men sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, were executed Ilam Central Prison.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed in Ilam Central Prison on 14 May. Their identities have been established as Reza Gholamhosseini (left photo) and Farokh Khan Mohammadi (right photo) who were sentenced to qisas for murder.

An informed source told IHRNGO: “Reza Gholamhosseini was from the village of Ban Ziarat and was sentenced to qisas last year. Farokh Khan Mohammadi was from Ilam and had been on death row for murder for 14 years.”

At the time of writing, their executions have 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.