Two Inmates Executed in Central Prison of Karaj

On Monday, June 27, 2022, two inmates previously convicted of murder and rape were executed in Central Prison of Karaj, Alborz Province.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Iran Human Rights Organization, on Monday, June 27, 2022, two inmates were executed in the Central Prison of Karaj.

One of the inmates has been identified as Nasrollah Iliad, age 40, was convicted of murder. 

The other inmate was convicted of rape.

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.