Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Salman Momeni, a man sentenced to death for drug-related charges, was executed in Arak Central Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Arak Central Prison on March 12. His identity has been established as Salman Momeni from Ilam. He was sentenced to death for drug-related charges by the Revolutionary Court.
An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Salman Momeni was arrested for being in possession of drugs around four years ago and received the death penalty.”
At the time of writing, his execution has not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.
On January 27, Iran Human Rights warned of the high number of drug executions currently being carried out in Iran. Of the 66 executions carried out in January, at least 43 (65%) people were executed for drug-related charges, none of which were officially announced.
Drug executions dramatically dropped between 2018-2020 following the Amendment to the Anti-Drug Laws in 2017. However, this reversed in practice in 2021 when numbers increased by five-fold and have continued to rise throughout 2022 and 2023.