On December 12, an inmate previously convicted of drug-related crimes was executed in Isfahan Prison. He had been transferred to a solitary confinement cell one day before the execution. Additionally, in Adel-Abad Prison in Shiraz, two inmates were executed for committing murder.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, the inmate was identified as 33 year old Abdolsalam Barahooi, a resident of Zahedan City. While his wife was permitted a final visit, the rest of his family was denied the opportunity.
In 2018, Barahooi was arrested for carrying drugs in Isfahan and thereafter sentenced to death.
Moreover, Iran Human Rights reported the execution of two inmates identified as Bakhtiar Sarmadi and Hossein Heydarzadeh in Adel-Abad Prison in Shiraz City.
Sarmadi and Heydarzadeh were charged with killing a man five years ago. Their case had three defendants, and the third defendant was sentenced to 12 years in prison for aiding and abetting the murder.
None of the official sources and media outlets inside the country have reported this execution at the time of writing.
The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between October 8 of 2020 and October 9 of 2021, at least 266 citizens, three of whom were juvenile offenders, were executed and 90 citizens were sentenced to death.
As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 82% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.