A Prisoner Executed in Sari Prison

On Sunday, June 30, 2024, an inmate convicted of murder was executed in Sari Prison, Mazandaran Province, as reported by Iran Human Rights Organization.

The identity of this prisoner has been reported as “Habib Shojaei, approximately forty years old.”
The report states: This prisoner was arrested about three years ago on charges of murder and was sentenced to death by the judiciary.

No official sources or domestic media outlets within the country have provided coverage of these executions at the time of writing. In 2023, 66% of HRANA’s reports on executions lacked official announcements by judicial authorities and went unreported by media inside Iran, highlighting a troubling lack of transparency in due process.

In 2023, the Department of Statistics and Publication of Human Rights Activists in Iran registered the execution of 767 individuals. Out of these, 7 were carried out in public. Among the executed individuals whose genders were identified, 21 were female. Additionally, 2 juvenile offenders, defined as individuals under the age of 18 at the time of their alleged crimes, were also executed.