Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Esmail Fatehi, Mansour Mohammadi and Mozafar (surname unknown) have been executed on drug-related charges in Qazvin Central Prison. At least 55 prisoners, including a woman, have been executed on drug-related charges in Iranian prisons in 2021.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, three men were executed on drug-related charges on the morning of July 28 in Qazvin Central Prison. Their identities have been established as Esmail Fatehi, Mansour Mohammadi and Mozafar (surname unknown).
Speaking to IHR, informed sources said: “Esmail Fatehi was arrested and imprisoned five years ago for carrying 300 kilograms of opium. Mansour Mohammadi and Mozafar had been behind bars for around six years.”
At the time of writing, none of their executions have not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.
According to Iran Human Rights’ Annual Report on the Death Penalty in Iran, at least 25 people were executed on drug-related charges in 2020. However, at least 55 people have so far been executed on the same charge in 2021.
On May 3, IHR published a report on the death penalty in the first four months of 2021 expressing concern at the significant increase in the number of drug-related executions and continues to warn of the continuation of this trend.