On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, three inmates who were convicted of drug-related crimes were executed in Amol Prison.
HRANA News Agency had previously reported that these inmates had been sent to solitary confinement as a routine procedure for imminent execution. The inmates have been identified as Farshad Nemat-Zadeh, Mehdi Shirjian and Eshaghi.
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.