3 Men Including 2 Afghan Nationals Executed in Karaj

Oct. 13, 2023, 4:15 p.m.

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); October 13, 2023: Three men including two Afghan nationals who were sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, were executed in Qezel Hesar Prison. This brings the number of people executed at the prison that day to four.

According to HRANA news agency, three men were executed in Qezel Hear Prison in Karaj on 11 October. Their identities have been established as Nazir Mohammad Tajik and Nour Mohammad Barbari, both Afghan nationals, and Shahab Elhami.

All three men were sentenced to qisas for murder. They were transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions along with another man. State media reported the execution of an unnamed man at the prison that day.

At the time of writing, the three men's 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.