Four Inmates Executed in Qom and Arak Prisons

On September 1, 2022, two inmates were executed in Qom Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on September 1, 2022, Qom Prison officials executed two inmates identified as Hamid Qareh Lor and Mohammad Khosravi, age 30.

They were convicted of murder and drug-related crimes.

Last month, in a video that went viral on social media, prisoners of Qom prison asked the public for help to stop the new wave of executions in this prison. Qareh Lor said in the video, “Here is a ward in Central Qom Prison. They take inmates and execute them on a daily basis. We are helpless. This month, ten inmates have been executed”.

Qareh Lor’s brother was also executed this month.

On August 31, Iran Human Rights Organization also reported the execution of two inmates identified as Morteza Teymoori, 28, and Mohammad-Hassan Kahrari, 27, in Arak Prison.

Neither of the executions has been reported by official sources and media outlets inside Iran so far.