Inmate Executed in Yasuj Prison

On Thursday, December 30, an inmate previously sentenced to death for rape was executed in Yasuj Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting ISNA News Agency, the Public Prosecutor of Yasuj City announced that the execution had been carried out. The inmate was arrested and convicted last year, and the verdict was upheld by the Supreme Court of Iran. The Prosecutor did not reveal the identity of the executed prisoner.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2020 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.

Rahim Arjmandi Sentenced to 23 Months in Prison by Court of Appeals

Branch 3 of the Court of Appeals in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province upheld the initial verdict against Rahim Argmandi. Argmandi had previously been sentenced to 23 months in prison by the Revolutionary Court of Yasuj City. 10 months of this sentence has been suspended for three years.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Arjmandi was sentenced to 15 months in prison on the charge of “offensive statements against now and former supreme leaders of Iran” and 8 months on the charge of “propaganda against the regime”. From this sentence, 15 months is enforceable.

On July 26, 2021, Arjmandi was summoned to the intelligence ministry office in Yasuj City and arrested at the appearance. Two days later, he was released on bail until the end of legal proceedings.