Five Inmates Executed in Khorramabad and Shiraz

On March 11, four inmates convicted of drug-related crimes were executed in Khorramabad Prison. In addition, on March 10, Adelabad Prison officials carried out the execution of an inmate convicted of drug offenses.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Iran Human Rights Organization, on March 11, 2023, four inmates were executed in Khorramabad Prison, Lorestan Province.

This report has identified three of them as Zafar Hadipour, Nader Ebrahimpour and Younes Koolmarzi.

Haal Vsh also reported the execution of an inmate identified as Ahmad Baji-Zahi in Adelabad Prison, Shiraz. Baji-Zahi, age 39, was a resident of Zahedan and father of five children. Four years ago, he was reportedly sentenced by the Shiraz Revolutionary Court to death for drug-related crimes.

None of the official sources and media outlets inside the country has reported these executions at the time of writing.

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.