On March 10, 2023, three inmates convicted of drug-related crimes were executed in Urmia, West Azerbaijan Province.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on March 10, 2023, Urmia Prison officials executed three inmates. HRANA has identified them as Saleh Ghasemi, Mansour Abdizadeh and Jalal Sardari-Fard.
These individuals were previously convicted of drug offenses.
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.