Four Prisoners Executed in Vakilabad Prison, Mashhad

Four Prisoners Executed in Vakilabad Prison, Mashhad

On June 30, 2024, four inmates previously sentenced to death on drug-related charges were executed in Vakilabad Prison, Mashhad.

These prisoners were hanged at dawn on Sunday, June 30th. Two of them were from Mashhad, one was from Quchan, and the other was an Afghan national. They had previously been arrested on drug-related charges and subsequently sentenced to death. The two prisoners from Mashhad were arrested in 2019.

Based on information received by HRANA, the execution of these prisoners was carried out without a final meeting with their families. Two of them were identified by HRANA as Yaser Ghafoorian and 47-year-old Mohammad Hooshyar Alizadeh.

No official sources or domestic media outlets within the country have provided coverage of these executions at the time of writing.

According to data gathered by the Department of Statistics and Publication of Human Rights Activists, Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj witnessed the highest number of executions in 2023, with Zahedan Prison following closely behind. For a comprehensive examination of the details and statistics surrounding the executions in Iran, refer to HRANA’s report.

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