IRAN: THE MAN WHO CARRIED OUT THE EXECUTION WAS 23 YEARS OLD - AUTHORITIES
May 28, 2011: Ebrat News, a site close to the Iranian authorities revealed more details about the execution of Mehdi Faraji, hanged in Qazvin two days ago.
According to the site, the young man who carried out the execution was identified as Ali, 23, the son of Kimia, one of the women allegedly murdered by Mehdi.
Iran Human Rights (IHR) had published a report on May 26th regarding the public execution of "Mehdi Faraji" in Qazvin titled: "Young boy was used to carry out execution of a man in public in Iran". The information was based on eyewitness reports who said, "A young boy was used to draw the chair Mehdi was standing on and carry out the execution."
Ebrat News wrote: â€śThe man was not a minor as claimed by some sitesâ€¦so-called human rights defenders have forgotten that, according to the qesas (retribution/eye-for-an-eye) law in a murder case [in Iran], the execution must be carried out by the family or the oldest child of the offendedâ€ť. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 28/05/2011)