Two Inmates Executed in Adel-Abad Prison

On February 13, two inmates convicted for murder were executed in Adel-Abad Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on Sunday, February 13, 2022, two inmates on death row in Adel-Abad Prison were executed.

In two separate cases, they were convicted for murder. Iran Human Rights has identified one of them as Mokhtar Valizadeh. HRANA is inquiring to identify the other executed inmate, who was arrested and sentenced to death three years ago.

These executions have 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.