At Least Six Inmates Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison

On January 12, at least six inmates were executed in Rajai Shahr Prison. All of the prisoners executed had been sentenced to death for murder.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Wednesday morning, two of these executed prisoners as Shahin Allah-Moradi and Mohammad Bavi. The Iran Human Rights Organization has also identified two other inmates as Amin Safari and Peyman Mousavi.

Three other inmates on death row were transferred to solitary confinement to await their execution, but were able to get a moratorium from the blood avenger (a member of the victim’s family). Also on January 12, Rahborde Moaser News Outlet reported the execution of an inmate in Rajai Shahr Prison. Reportedly, he was a guard at Imam Sadiq University who was accused of killing one of the university managers. The report did not reveal the identity of the executed inmate.

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.