Female Afghan National Executed in Rajai-Shahr Prison

On July 27, 2022, a female convict was executed in Rajai-Shahr Prison in Karaj.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on July 27, 2022, a female inmate was executed in Rajai-Shahr Prison in Karaj.

HRANA has identified this woman as Senobar Jalali, an Afghan national.

An informed source told HRANA that one day before the execution, Jalali had been relocated from Qarchak Prison in Varamin to Rajai Shahr Prison.

This execution has not been reported by the official sources and media outlets inside Iran so far.

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.