Four Prisoners Executed at Adelabad Prison in Shiraz

On May 19, 2023, four prisoners were executed at Adelabad Prison in Shiraz for drug-related offenses and murder in unrelated cases.

According to the Iran Human Rights Organization, the executed individuals included Mojtaba Jooyandeh, approximately 40 years old, Mostafa Aghayi, 35 years old, and Nader Ghorbani, 28 years old. The fourth individual, an unidentified Afghan national, was also executed.

Approximately three to four years ago, Jooyandeh and Aghayi received death sentences for murder, whereas Ghorbani and the Afghan national were sentenced for drug offenses. Before the execution, the prisoners had been transferred from Pirbanoo Prison to Adelabad.

As of this report, no official sources or domestic media within the country have reported on these executions.

In 2023, the Department of Statistics and Publication of Human Rights Activists in Iran registered the execution of 767 individuals. Out of these, 7 were carried out in public. Among the executed individuals whose genders were identified, 21 were female. Additionally, 2 juvenile offenders, defined as individuals under the age of 18 at the time of their alleged crimes, were also executed. For a comprehensive examination of the details and statistics surrounding the executions in Iran, refer to HRANA’s annual report.