At dawn on Monday, September 13, inmate Hossein Alapour was executed in Qom Prison after several years on death row.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Iran Human Rights (IHR), Alapour was detained and sentenced to death about 4 years ago, and remained in prison until his execution.
Iran ranks first in the world in citizen executions per capita, according to international organizations. The Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) reported that between January 1 and December 20 of 2020, at least 236 citizens were executed.
One of these citizens was executed publicly, and two were juvenile offenders.
An additional 95 citizens were sentenced to death. According to the same report, more than 72% of executions in Iran are not reported by the government or the judiciary, which human rights organizations call “secret” executions.
As of this writing, the execution of Mr. Alapour has not been announced by Iranian media or official sources.