In his weblog, Mohammad Mostafaie wrote: "I went to the Executive office of the Tehran Criminal Court yesterday to follow up on Benood Shojai’s case. I was told by Mr. Jaberi, the clerk of the office that no date had been set for Behnood’s execution and a stay of execution is in effect. This morning I heard that Bahnood Shojai had been transferred to the isolation ward in prison. I went back to the Executive office to inquire about the case. Mr. Jaberi confirmed the execution and said that the Qisas( Islamic retaliation Law) will take place tomorrow”.
Bahnood was below the age of 18 when he committed the murder. The family of the victim had forgiven Behnood and had unequivocally given up their right to retribution (The right of victim’s family under Qisas
law) in front of several witnesses namely Messrs. Ezzatollah Sahabi, Parviz Parastoui, Sayed Mohammad Mojabi, Dr. Golzari and a few others.