Two Inmates Executed in Lakan and Zahedan Prisons

On January 29, two inmates on death row were executed in Lakan and Zahedan prisons.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Hossein Kaveh, age 50, who was convicted for murder, was executed in Lakan Prison in Rasht. He had been imprisoned for nine years.

Rasank News Outlet also reported the execution of an inmate identified as Mohammad-Reza Afereydoon, 32 years old, in Zahedan Prison. He was convicted for drug-related crimes and had been in jail since 2017.

None of the official sources and media outlets inside the country has reported these executions 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 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.