Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 23, 2022: Mohammad Morad Fazeli, sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Shirvan Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Shirvan Prison (North Khorasan province) on May 22. His identity has been established as 37-year-old Mohammad Morad Fazeli who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.
An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Mohammad Morad had two children and had been in prison for around five years on charges of murder over a farming land dispute.”
At the time of writing, his execution has not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.
According to data gathered by Iran Human Rights, at least 183 people were executed on murder charges in 2021. 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.