Three Inmates Executed for Drug-Related Crimes in Zahedan Central Prison

On Saturday, November 13, three inmates previously sentenced to death on drug-related crimes were executed in Zahedan Central Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting The Baloch Activists Campaign, last Saturday morning, Mahboob Rakhshani and two brothers, Saadallah Kharkuhi and Obeidallah Kharkuhi were executed in Zahedan Central Prison.

The most recent report of the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between October 8 of 2020 and October 9 of 2021, at least 266 citizens, three of whom were juvenile offenders, were executed and 90 citizens were sentenced to death.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 82% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

Official sources and news outlets inside Iran have not reported on these executions as of this writing.