Three Inmates Executed for Drug-Related Crimes in Central Prison of Karaj

On July 2, 2023, three inmates convicted of drug-related crimes were executed at the Central Prison of Karaj.

HRANA has identified two of these inmates as Farshad Abdoli and Mojtaba Chegeni. Both individuals had previously received death sentences for drug offenses.
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.

Mojtaba Chegeni
                           Mojtaba Chegeni