At dawn on Monday, September 20th, a prisoner who had previously been sentenced to death on drug-related charges was executed in Taybad Prison.
According to the HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, the prisoner was a native of Herat in Afghanistan.
He was married, and had been kept in prison for the past three years. HRANA is investigating to find the exact name and more details about the identity of this man.
Iran ranks first in the world in citizen executions per capita according to international organizations. The Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) reported that between January 1 and December 20 of 2020, at least 236 citizens were executed. One of these citizens was executed publicly, and two were juvenile offenders.
An additional 95 citizens were sentenced to death. According to the same report, more than 72% of executions in Iran are not reported by the government or the judiciary, which human rights organizations call “secret” executions.
As of this writing, the execution of this man has not been announced by Iranian media or official sources.