On June 6, 2023, two inmates convicted of drug-related crimes were executed in Kerman Prison, according to reports from HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, citing Rasank news.
The executed individuals have been identified as Malek Balouch Mahani, 40, and Kambiz Barzkar, 28. These executions were reportedly carried out in 2019-2020 for drug offenses.
It is worth noting that there have been no official statements or reports from domestic media outlets within the country regarding these particular executions.
According to the Department of Statistics and Publication of Human Rights Activists in Iran, in 2022, there were a total of 457 reports related to the death penalty. This included 92 death sentences, with six individuals sentenced to be hanged publicly. A total of 565 execution sentences were carried out, with two of them being public. Out of the identified executed individuals, 501 were male, 11 were female, and five were juvenile offenders who were executed for crimes committed while they were under the age of 18.