Execution of Four Inmates Carried Out at Kerman Prison

According to a report by Haal Vsh, on June 18, 2023, four inmates who had been separately convicted of drug-related crimes were executed at Kerman Prison.

Among the executed prisoners, three have been identified as Gholam Mir, Mohammad Sepahi, and Yousef Ghofran.

Sepahi had been convicted of drug offenses six years ago by the Kerman Revolutionary Court.

At the time of writing, no official sources or domestic media outlets within the country have reported on these executions.

In 2022, the Department of Statistics and Publication of Human Rights Activists in Iran registered 457 reports related to the death penalty. This included 92 death sentences, including the conviction of 6 people to public execution and 565 execution sentences were carried out, 2 of which have been carried out in public. Based on the announced identifications of some of the executed individuals, 501 were male and 11 were female. In addition, 5 juvenile offenders were executed in 2022, meaning they were under the age of 18 at the time they committed the crime.