Five Inmates Executed in Birjand for Drug-Related Convictions

On October 26, authorities at Birjand Prison executed five individuals, as detailed by Haal Vsh.

The executed prisoners have been identified as Abdolbasir Mohammadani (30 years old), Mohammad-Nabi Shahoo-Zahi (55 years old), Mohamad Mirshah, Reza Shahraki, and Omid Jovini. All of them had previously been convicted of drug-related offenses.

According to data compiled by the Center of Statistics of Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA), between October 10, 2022, and October 8, 2023, a total of 659 individuals were executed by hanging in Iran, representing a 24% increase compared to the corresponding period in the previous year. Seven of these executions were conducted publicly. Concerningly, many of the defendants were denied access to a fair trial and due process. For details and statistics, read HRANA’s report.