Three Inmates Executed in Taybad for Drug Offenses

On April 21, 2024, three inmates convicted of drug-related crimes were executed in Taybad Prison in Razavi Khorasan province, according to a report by Haal Vsh.

Two of the inmates have been identified as Esmaeil Esmaeil-Zadeh, 37, and Mohammad-Amin Mohammad-Pour, around 38, both from Iran’s Sunni community. The third inmate executed is an Afghan national, whose identity has not been disclosed.

These individuals were sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court in Taybad four years ago.

No official sources or domestic media outlets within the country have provided coverage of these executions at the time of writing.

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.