Execution of Four Death-Row Inmates Along with Khosrow Besharat

On May 15, 2024, along with Sunni prisoner Khosrow Besharat, four other inmates convicted of murder and drug offenses, were executed in Ghezel Hesar Prison, Karaj.

The inmates have been identified by HRANA as Mohammad-Reza Rahimpour, Sirus Hayatbini, Mohammad-Karim Fazeli, and an unidentified Afghan national. The first three were convicted of drug-related crimes, while the Afghan national was sentenced to death for murder.

No official sources or domestic media outlets within the country have provided coverage of these executions at the time of writing.

In 2023, the Department of Statistics and Publication of Human Rights Activists in Iran registered the execution of 767 individuals. Out of these, 7 were carried out in public. Among the executed individuals whose genders were identified, 21 were female. Additionally, 2 juvenile offenders, defined as individuals under the age of 18 at the time of their alleged crimes, were also executed. For a comprehensive examination of the details and statistics surrounding the executions in Iran, refer to HRANA’s annual report.