Four Inmates Executed in Adel-Abad Prison

Last Sunday, four inmates who were convicted of drug-related crimes and murder were executed in Adel-Abad Prison in Shiraz.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Iran Human Rights Organization, on Sunday, June 12, 2022, four inmates were executed in Adel-Abad Prison in Shiraz.

Three of the inmates have been identified as Fahim Valliollah, an Afghan national, Mojtaba Alinazar, and Ali Karam Kianpour. Reportedly, Mojtaba Alinazar was accused of murder four years ago and Ali Karam Kianpour for the same crime five years ago. Two other prisoners were executed for drug-related crimes.

Last Friday, another inmate, Jomeh Makaki, who was convicted of drug-related crimes, was executed in Shiraz Central Prison.

None of these executions have 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.