Two Prisoners Executed in Gorgan Prison for Drug Offenses

Two Prisoners Executed in Gorgan Prison for Drug Offenses

On July 7, 2024, the death sentences of two prisoners previously convicted on drug-related charges in a joint case were carried out in Gorgan Prison, as reported by Iran Human Rights Organization.

The identities of these prisoners have been reported as Mostafa Hosseini, 41 years old, and Hatam Shahidi, 38 years old, residents of Nazarabad, Karaj.

According to the report, Mostafa Hosseini and Hatam Shahidi were arrested three years ago in a joint case on drug-related charges and subsequently sentenced to death by the judiciary.

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.

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