Six Inmates Executed in Karaj and Hamedan

Monday, January 23, four inmates convicted of drug-related crimes were executed in the Central Prison of Karaj. Moreover, last Tuesday, January 19, Hamedan Prison officials executed two inmates convicted of drug offences.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on January 23, 2023, four inmates were executed in the Central Prison of Karaj. HRANA Has identified three of them as Saman Nabi- Garusi, Abolfazl Baraghani-Nejad, and Sabina Esmailzadeh. All four inmates were previously convicted of drug-related crimes.

HRANA also reported the execution of Ali Jalilvand and Akbar Ahmadi, both married, in Hamedan Prison. Also, on January 22, another death-row inmate, convicted of drug-related crimes, was relocated to solitary confinement awaiting imminent execution.

None of the official sources and media outlets inside the country has reported these executions at the time of writing.

In 2022, the Department of Statistics and Publication of Human Rights Activists in Iran registered 457 reports related to the death penalty. This included 92 death sentences, including the conviction of 6 people to public execution and 565 execution sentences were carried out, 2 of which have been carried out in public. Based on the announced identifications of some of the executed individuals, 501 were male and 11 were female. In addition, 5 juvenile offenders were executed in 2022, meaning they were under the age of 18 at the time they committed the crime.