Two Drug Convicts Executed in Zanjan Prison

On June 5, two inmates convicted of drug-related offenses were executed at Zanjan Prison, as reported by the Iran Human Rights Organization.

The executed individuals were Nader Khosrawi, a 32-year-old from Qazvin, and Nasrollah Ayoubi, a 27-year-old from Ahvaz and father of one.

The report states that Khosrawi was arrested three years ago on charges of smuggling 50 kilograms of drugs. Similarly, Ayoubi was sentenced to death for drug smuggling two 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.