Four Inmates Executed in Karaj and Shiraz

On December 28, 2022, three inmates convicted of drug-related crimes were executed in the Central Prison of Karaj. Also, on the same day, an inmate previously convicted of murder was executed in Adel-Abad Prison, Shiraz.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, three men, of which two have been identified by HRANA as Davood Yousefi and Ebrahim Ajalli, were executed in the Central Prison of Karaj.

Iran Human Rights Organization also reported the execution of an Afghan national Davood Rahmat-Ali in Adel-Abad Prison on the same day. Three years ago, Rahmat-Ali was arrested and sentenced to death for murder and carrying illegal weapons.  

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.