On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, two inmates who had been convicted for drug-related crimes were executed in Dastgerd Prison in Isfahan.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Kurdpa, two inmates identified as Fakhreddin Waledi, Aged 40 and Hossein Joushan, age 37, were executed in Dastgerd Prison.
In this report, an informed source stated, “Fakhreddin Waledi was arrested four years ago and sentenced to death. Hossein Joushan is a father of a six-year-old child. Five years ago, he was arrested and accused of smuggling crystal meth. Subsequently, he was sentenced to death. In the trial, he denied the allegations and insisted that the drug belonged to someone else who ran away after his arrest.”
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.