On February 27, 2023, two inmates convicted of drug-related crimes were executed in Zahedan Prison. Also, last week, two inmates convicted of murder were executed in Ilam and Sanandaj prisons.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Haal Vsh, on February 27, 2023, Hadi Arbabi (Gorgij) and Mohammad Eshagh Gorgij, both residents of Zahedan, were executed in Zahedan Prison.
Also, Kurdpa reported the execution of Hamid Rahimi in Sanandaj Prison and Mohmmad-Rasoul Cholaki in Ilam Prison on February 26 and 22, respectively. Both were previously convicted of murder.
None of the official sources and media outlets inside the country has reported these executions at the time of writing.
In 2022, the Department of Statistics and Publication of Human Rights Activists in Iran registered 457 reports related to the death penalty. This included 92 death sentences, including the conviction of 6 people to public execution and 565 execution sentences were carried out, 2 of which have been carried out in public. Based on the announced identifications of some of the executed individuals, 501 were male and 11 were female. In addition, 5 juvenile offenders were executed in 2022, meaning they were under the age of 18 at the time they committed the crime.