Execution of Three Inmates in Tabriz Prison for Drug Offenses

On April 27, 2024, three inmates were executed in Tabriz Prison for drug-related crimes, according to the Iran Human Rights Organization.

The inmates were identified as Amir Moharrami, 36, Davoud Namyari, 33, and Sohrab Hokmabad. Moharrami was arrested and convicted two years ago, while Namyari and Hokmabad were convicted three years ago.

Two days before the executions, the report stated that along with the three executed inmates, two other death-row inmates—a man and a woman—were also moved to solitary confinement in anticipation of their executions. However, they were later returned to the public ward of the prison. The woman was convicted of murder, while the man faced charges related to drug offenses. The report did not disclose their identities.

No official sources or domestic media outlets within the country have provided coverage of these executions at the time of writing.

The reports from the Department of Statistics and Publication of Human Rights Activists for the year 2023 reveal a concerning prevalence of executions for drug offenses in Iran, constituting 56.4% of the total executions. For a comprehensive examination of the details and statistics surrounding the executions in Iran, refer to HRANA’s report.