Inmate Executed in Ghayen Prison

On December 14, an inmate on death row due to his conviction for drug-related crimes was executed in Ghayen Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rasank News Outlet, Ali Nahtani, a resident of Zahedan City, was executed in Ghayen Prison.

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

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between October 8 of 2020 and October 9 of 2021, at least 266 citizens, three of whom were juvenile offenders, were executed and 90 citizens were sentenced to death.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 82% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.