On Thursday, October 12, an inmate convicted of drug-related crimes was executed in Lakan Prison, Rasht.
The individual who met this unfortunate end has been identified as Hossein Mohammadi, a 52-year-old resident of Bukan County.
Hossein Mohammadi had been incarcerated for 15 years prior to his execution.
At the time of writing, no official sources or domestic media outlets within the country have reported on these executions.
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.