Inmate Executed in Aligudarz Prison

On February 8, an inmate previously convicted for murder was executed in Aligudarz Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting the Iran Human Rights Organization, on Monday, February 8, 2022, the inmate was identified as Mirza Roohifar, age 37.

“Before his arrest, Mirza Roohifar was a car tire seller. Four years ago, he was accused of killing his neighbor in a quarrel about financial issues and thereafter [was] sentenced to death,” an informed source stated in the report.

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.