Four Inmates Executed in Karaj and Khalkhal

On January 26, 2023, three inmates convicted of drug-related crimes were executed in the Central Prison of Karaj. Also, on January 25, one inmate sentenced to death for accessory to murder was executed in Khalkhal Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on January 26, 2023, three death-row prisoners were executed in the Central Prison of Karaj.

HRANA has identified two of them as Reza Shokri and Omid Shokri. They were previously convicted of drug offences.

Also, Iran Human Rights Organization reported the execution of an inmate identified as Hamed Heidari in Khalkhal Prison on January 25.

None of the official sources and media outlets inside the country has reported these executions at the time of writing.

In 2022, the Department of Statistics and Publication of Human Rights Activists in Iran registered 457 reports related to the death penalty. This included 92 death sentences, including the conviction of 6 people to public execution and 565 execution sentences were carried out, 2 of which have been carried out in public. Based on the announced identifications of some of the executed individuals, 501 were male and 11 were female. In addition, 5 juvenile offenders were executed in 2022, meaning they were under the age of 18 at the time they committed the crime.