2 prisoners were executed in Karaj Central Prison on the second day of 2023 for drug charges
According to the Iranian Human Rights Society, on the morning of Monday, January 1, 2023. 2 prisoners were executed in Karaj Central Prison (Karaj Penitentiary) on drug charges.
These two prisoners named Ahmad Bachaghi (Baloch) and Azizbeig Hosseini (from Lorestan province). Who previously sentenced to death on drug charges.
So, on the second day of the beginning of 2023, 2 prisoners executed in criminal rule of Velayat al-Faqih. (Velayat al-Faqih is a type of religious government in which senior Islamic jurists have temporal powers). These two executions are the first executions in the new year.
According to the statistics compiled by our colleagues in the Iranian Human Rights Society, at least 623 prisoners were executed in Iranian prisons in 2022. It is obvious that due to censorship and suffocation, this statistic is not complete, and the actual number of executions is higher.
We remind you that in the year 2021, a total of 350 prisoners were executed under the anti-human rule of Velayat Faqih. The statistics recorded in 2022 indicate the expansion of executions. This means that at least 273 more prisoners were executed in Iran than in 2021.
The charges attributed to the prisoners who were sentenced to death are mainly drugs and murder, and in some cases the murder of government officials has been announced.
Statistical report of executions in 2022
Execution of men: 608 people
Execution of women: 15 people
The total number of executions: 623 people
In the meantime, the names of 12 political prisoners can be seen, two of whom were hanged in public. Also, 5 child criminals were executed in 2022.
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