Execution of Inmate at Gorgan Prison for Drug Offenses

On April 23, 2024, officials at Gorgan Prison executed an inmate convicted of drug offenses, as reported by the Iran Human Rights Organization.

Hossein-Ali Sobhani, 37, from Sari, was executed for drug-related crimes after serving over two-year prison term.

As of the time of writing, no official sources or domestic media outlets within the country have covered the execution.

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.