Three Inmates Executed in Isfahan Central Prison

On January 13, three inmates were executed in Isfahan Central Prison. Two prisoners have previously been convicted for drug-related crimes and one for murder.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting the Iran Human Rights Organization, three inmates on death row, identified as Abolrahim Sargolzai, Mohammad-Jafar Salehi and Shahin Khosravi, were executed in Isfahan Central Prison.

Reportedly, Salehi had been in jail for four year after being convicted for murder.

None of these executions have been announced by judicial authorities or reported by media inside Iran.

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.