Inmate Hossein Alapour Executed in Qom Prison

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.

Prisoner Executed in Mashhad Prison

On Wednesday, June 30, a prisoner who had previously been sentenced to death on charges of murder was executed in Mashhad Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting the Khorasan newspaper, the report does not specify the identity of the prisoner.

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 1st and December 20th of last year, 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 report, more than 72% of executions in Iran are not reported by the government or the judiciary. Human rights organizations call these “secret executions”.