Execution of Three Inmates in Kerman and Qazvin

On August 7, Haal Vsh reported that two inmates, both convicted of drug-related crimes, were executed at Kerman Prison.

One of these inmates has been identified as Abdolghafar Shehiki (Hasehmzahi), a 38-year-old married man and father of two children. He was arrested for drug-related offenses in Kerman two years ago and subsequently sentenced to death by the Kerman Revolutionary Court. The second inmate, an Afghan national, remains unidentified.

In a separate incident, the Iran Human Rights Organization informed about the execution of Jabar Moslemi, aged 35, on August 6, at Choobindar Prison in Qazvin. Moslemi had been arrested and convicted of murder three years ago.

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

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.