Four Inmates Executed in Three Prisons

Four death-row prisoners convicted of drug-related crimes and murder were executed in Rajai Shahr, Bandar-Abbas and Adel-Abad Prisons.

According to Rokna, on February 1, 2023, an unidentified inmate convicted of killing three members of a family was executed in Rajai Shahr Prison, Karaj.

Iran Human Rights Organization also reported that on January 31, two inmates, identified as Ali Allahverdi and Farhang Zakaie, were executed in Adel-Abad Prison, Shiraz.

According to an informed source mentioned in this report, these two stepbrothers committed murder three years ago.
Lastly, on February 1, Mansour Yousefzehi, age 22, was executed in Bandar-Abbas Prison. Two years ago, he was arrested reportedly for smuggling two kilos of drugs.

In 2022, the Department of Statistics and Publication of Human Rights Activists in Iran registered 457 reports related to the death penalty. This included 92 death sentences, including the conviction of 6 people to public execution and 565 execution sentences were carried out, 2 of which have been carried out in public. Based on the announced identifications of some of the executed individuals, 501 were male and 11 were female. In addition, 5 juvenile offenders were executed in 2022, meaning they were under the age of 18 at the time they committed the crime.