Two Inmates Executed in Ardabil Prison

Two inmates convicted for murder were executed in Ardabil Prison on February 7.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, the inmates were identified as Yusef and Behzad Tahamtan, were arrested in Ardabil prison.

These executions have not been announced by judicial authorities or reported by media inside Iran.

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.