IRAN - Mashallah Sabzi Executed
September 30, 2021:
Mashallah Sabzi Executed Based on Qassameh Testimony.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Kermanshah Central Prison on September 30. His identity has been established as 48-year-old Mashallah Sabzi who was sentenced to qisas for murder.
Mashallah Sabzi’s death sentence, which was issued according to a “Qossameh Ceremony” (rebuilding the scene of the crime) due to lack of sufficient evidence was carried out secretly without informing his family and granting them a last visit, on September 30, 2021.
Mashallah Sabzi was executed after 11 years in prison, despite insisting on his innocence until the last minute and up to the gallows. The execution was secretly carried out in Dizelabad Prison in Kermanshah.
Qassameh (or Qossameh) is based on swearing an oath on the Quran by a certain number of the victim’s family. In murder cases, 50 male members of the victim’s family are required to make a qassameh. It should be noted that the people who swear in qassameh ceremonies are not required and are not usually direct witnesses to the crime.
At the time of writing, Mashallah Sabzi’s execution has not been announced by domestic media or officials in Iran.
Iran Human Rights | Article: Mashallah Sabzi Executed Based on Qassameh Testimony | (iranhr.net) (Source: IHR)
Mashallah Sabzi's secret execution after 11 years in prison (javanehha.com)
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