Two Inmates Executed in Khorramabad for Drug Offenses

On October 30, 2023, two inmates were executed for drug-related crimes in Parseylun Prison, situated in Khorramabad, Iran.

The individuals have been identified by HRANA as Jalal Vahdati and Khalil Mohammadi, who had previously been convicted of drug-related offenses.

As of the time of writing, there has been no confirmation of these executions from official sources or within the country’s domestic media outlets.

According to data compiled by the Center of Statistics of Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA), between October 10, 2022, and October 8, 2023, a total of 659 individuals were executed by hanging in Iran, representing a 24% increase compared to the corresponding period in the previous year. Seven of these executions were conducted publicly. Concerningly, many of the defendants were denied access to a fair trial and due process. For details and statistics, read HRANA’s report.

 

Two Inmates Executed in Khorramabad

On Thursday, October 19, 2023, Parseylun Prison in Khorramabad witnessed the execution of two inmates convicted of drug-related crimes.

HRANA has identified them as Vahid Kakavand and Fathollah Rashtu. HRANA had previously reported their relocation to solitary confinement to await their fate.

Notably, just two days ago, three other inmates faced execution within the confines of this prison.
At the time of writing, no official sources or domestic media outlets within the country have reported on these executions.

According to data compiled by the Center of Statistics of Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA), between October 10, 2022, and October 8, 2023, a total of 659 individuals were executed by hanging in Iran, representing a 24% increase compared to the corresponding period in the previous year. Seven of these executions were conducted publicly. Concerningly, many of the defendants were denied access to a fair trial and due process. For details and statistics, read HRANA’s report.

Three Inmates Executed in Khorramabad

On Tuesday, October 17, three inmates who had been convicted of drug-related crimes met their execution in Parseylun Prison, located in Khorramabad.

HRANA has successfully identified two of them as Sajjad Moradi and Yaser Golzardian. These inmates had been transferred to solitary confinement in anticipation of their execution. HRANA is diligently working on confirming the identity of the third inmate.

According to data compiled by the Center of Statistics of Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA), between October ­10, 2022, and October 8, 2023, a total of 659 individuals were executed by hanging in Iran, representing a 24% increase compared to the corresponding period in the previous year. Seven of these executions were conducted publicly. Concerningly, many of the defendants were denied access to a fair trial and due process. For details and statistics, read HRANA’s report.