On Saturday, July 10, two prisoners were executed in Isfahan Central Prison on drug-related charges.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting the Human Rights Organization of Iran, the executed prisoners have been identified as Amir and Akbar Jalilifar. According to the report, Akbar Jalilifar was married and has one child.
The report states that, according to an informed source, Amir and Akbar were arrested and sentenced to death four years ago on charges of carrying 180 kilograms of narcotics.
Iran ranks first in the world in citizen executions per capita, according to international organizations. The Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) reported that between January 1 and December 20 of 2020, at least 236 citizens were executed.
One of these citizens was executed publicly, and two were juvenile offenders. An additional 95 citizens were sentenced to death.
According to the report, more than 72% of executions in Iran are not reported by the government or the judiciary. Human rights organizations call these “secret executions”.
Amir and Akbar Jalilifar’s execution has not been announced by Iranian media or official sources as of this writing.