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Iran: Man Hanged for “Drug Charges” Iran: Man Hanged for “Drug Charges”

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A man was hanged at the central prison of the Iranian city of Zanjan last Tuesday.

According to IHR sources, on the morning of Tuesday, October 15, prisoner Bahman Parvizi was hanged at Zanjan prison. 

“Bahman was arrested along with two others five years ago for having 65 kilograms of drugs,” the source told IHR, “all three have been sentenced to death. Bahman’s execution is now carried out and two others are still in prison.” Of note, the source did not know the type of drug seized from them.

The above-mentioned execution has not yet been announced by Iranian media or authorities. 

Out of the 110 people who were executed in the first half of 2019, nine were sentenced to death for drug-related charges.