Security Forces Detain Three Individuals in Sarvabad, Kurdistan Province

According to Kurdpa, security forces apprehended Omid Shahdad, Omar Hosseini, and Ali Hosseini in Sarvabad, Kurdistan province, on April 18, 2024, and subsequently transferred them to an undisclosed location.

Aged 37, 30, and 26 respectively, Shahdad, Omar, and Ali Hosseini hail from a village in Sarvabad County. The arrests were conducted at their residence without the presentation of any arrest warrant.

Details regarding the cause of their detention, their current whereabouts, and the specific allegations against them remain unknown at this juncture.

According to data collected by the Department of Statistics and Publication of HRA in 2023, Kurdistan Province accounted for 8.3% of reported human rights violations, including instances of arbitrary detentions.

Five Inmates Executed in Qom and Shiraz 

On  July 23, 2022, two inmates who were convicted of drug-related crimes in separate legal cases were executed in Adel-Abad Prison in Shiraz. On the same day, three inmates were executed for drug-related crimes in Qom Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Iran Human Rights Organization, on July 23, 2022, two convicts on death row identified as Ali Sabahi and Mohammad Hossein Hasanipour were executed in Adel-Abad Prison.

Sabahi and Hasanipour were arrested for drug smuggling a few years ago.

Haal Vsh reported the execution of three additional inmates convicted of drug-related crimes in one legal case in Qom Prison. Haal Vsh has identified them as Hamed Safa, Ali Mohamad Moradi and Ali Hosseini. Another individual, identified as Bahador Nowruzi was also executed on July 9, 2022.

None of these executions have been reported by the official sources and media outlets inside Iran so far.