Execution of Iraqi National Inmate in Qom

The Iran Human Rights Organization reported the execution of Abuzar Taher Arab, a 38-year-old Iraq-national inmate, in Qom prison on February 12.

Arab, hailing from Mosul, Iraq, had been convicted of murder three years ago.

As of the current writing, no official sources or domestic media outlets in the country have covered this execution. The absence of official information raises concerns regarding transparency and accountability in the execution process.

In 2023, the Department of Statistics and Publication of Human Rights Activists in Iran registered the execution of  746 individuals. Out of these, 6 were carried out in public. Among the executed individuals whose genders were identified, 597 were male and 20 were female. Additionally, 2 juvenile offenders, defined as individuals under the age of 18 at the time of their alleged crimes, were also executed. For a comprehensive examination of the details and statistics surrounding the executions in Iran, refer to HRANA’s annual report.