Ten Inmates Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison

On Wednesday, June 29, 2022, ten inmates were executed in Rajai Shahr Prison, eight were previously convicted of murder and two of rape.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, the executions of ten inmates were carried out in Rajai Shahr Prison, in Karaj, Alborz Province.

HRANA has identified two inmates as Iman Safari-rad and Mehdi Khlagaldi.

These executions have not been reported by 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.

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