A Prisoner Executed in Qaen Prison

On Wednesday, June 26, a death-row inmate convicted of charges related to drug offenses was executed in Qaen Prison, South Khorasan province, as reported by Haal Vsh.

The identity of the prisoner has been reported as “Naser Rahimi (Rakhshani), 32 years old, from Zahedan and residing in Mashhad, married and father of one child.”

The report states: “In 2021, Naser was arrested in the city of Qaen on charges related to drug offenses and was sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court of this city. He was transferred to the quarantine section of the prison one day before the execution of the sentence. The execution of this prisoner was carried out without informing his family and relatives.”

No official sources or domestic media outlets within the country have provided coverage of this execution 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.