Four Inmates Executed in Neyshabur and Shiraz

On August 23, 2022, an inmate convicted of murder was executed in Neyshabur Prison in Khorasan Province. On August 21, the authorities at Adel-Abad Prison executed three inmates, including a female convict.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Iran Human Rights Organization, on August 23, 2022, an inmate identified as Ahmad Karami, age 37, was executed in Neyshabur Prison.

An informed source said that Karami had been convicted of murder.

Similarly, on August 21, two men identified as Fariborz Jamei, convicted of drug-related crimes, Hossein Mohseni, convicted of murder, and one unidentified woman were executed in Adel-Abad Prison in Shiraz.

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

Four Christian Converts Arrested in Neyshabur

On July 17, 2022, four Christian converts were arrested by security forces in Neyshabur City.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Mohabat News, IRGC has arrested four Christian converts in Neyshabur City.

Security forces raided a home church gathering and arrested 12  of the 16 in attendance. Eight individuals were released after signing a letter of commitment and four others remained detained.

Three of the individuals informed their families that they have been transferred to Neyshabur Prison. However, one individual identified as Reza Radmanesh, age 65, was transferred to Mashhad Prison.

The persecution of Christian converts stands in blatant violation of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which state that every individual has the right to freedom of religion and belief and freedom to express it openly or secretly.