Two Inmates Executed in Ghezel Hesar Prison for Drug Offenses

On April 21, 2024, officials at Ghezel Hesar Prison executed two inmates who had been convicted of drug offenses.

The two individuals were identified as Abdolbari Pashto, an Afghan national, and Alireza Pourshahbaz. They had previously received death sentences for drug-related crimes and were moved to solitary confinement a day prior to their executions.

At the time of writing, no official sources or domestic media outlets within the country have covered these executions.

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.