Execution of Three Inmates in Bandar Abbas Prison

On November 19, three individuals, previously convicted of drug-related offenses, were executed in Bandar Abbas Prison, as reported by Haal Vsh.

The executed inmates have been identified as Abdolghafoor Mahmoodi, Mohammad-Hossein Tasht-Zar, and Ali Payam (Maleki), all aged 26. Their death sentences were handed down four years ago as part of a joint legal case.

It is noteworthy that, at the time of this report, no official sources or domestic media outlets within the country have provided information or coverage regarding these executions.

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.