Two Inmates Executed in Bandar Abbas

On November 8, 2023, two individuals convicted of drug-related crimes were executed in Bandar Abbas Prison, Hormozgan province, according to Hamshahri Online.

The identities of the executed inmates were not disclosed. Both had received the death penalty for offenses related to drug activities.

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.