Two Inmates Executed in Qazvin and Miandoab Prisons

Two Inmates Executed in Qazvin and Miandoab Prisons

On Wednesday, March 16, 2022, an inmate convicted of murder was executed in Qazvin Central Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting the Iran Human Rights Organization, on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, an inmate identified as Yusef Hashemi, resident of Hamedan, was executed in Qazvin Central Prison.

Reportedly, earlier he was taken to be executed but at the last moment, he got a moratorium from the victim’s family.

Iran Human Rights Organization also reported the execution of an inmate identified as Ali Mirzai in Miandoab prison. He had been previously convicted of murder.

None of these executions have 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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