Eight Inmates Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison

Eight Inmates Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison

On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, eight inmates convicted of murder were executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, the executions of eight inmates were carried out in Rajai Shahr Prison.

Three of these executed inmates have been identified by HRANA as Mohammad Shokri, age 25, Ali Gholami, age 24 and Amir Jafari. They had all been convicted of murder.

These executions have not been reported by official sources and media outlets inside Iran so far. 

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2021 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period. 

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 88% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

 

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