According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Iran Human Rights (IHR), On June 20, Ramin Sa’adat Beiglou, a resident of Zanjan who had previously been sentenced to death for murder, was executed in Qazvin Central Prison.
The report quoted an informed source as saying, “Ramin has been in prison since 2017 on charges of murdering a person who owed Ramin 10 million tomans (less than $200).”
According to international organizations, Iran has the highest rate of citizen executions per-capita. Based on HRANA’s Statistics and Publication Center, during a one year period (January 1, 2020, to December 20, 2020), at least 236 citizens were executed from which two were juvenile offenders, and one case was a public execution. An additional 95 citizens were sentenced to death.
According to the report, more than 72% of executions in Iran are not reported by the government or the judiciary. Human rights organizations call these “secret executions.”
The execution of this prisoner has not been announced by Iranian media or official sources as of this writing.