Inmate Executed in Dastgerd Prison

On Wednesday, February 16, an inmate convicted for murder was executed in Dastgerd Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, the inmate was identified as Kazem Yousefi, age 40.

According to an informed source, he was imprisoned in Khomeini-Shahr Prison, but 15 days ago was transferred to Dastger Prison, where he was executed.

The execution has not been announced by judicial authorities or reported by media inside Iran.

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.