The Islamic Republic of Iran has carried out the executions of two prisoners amid a significant rise in death penalties.

Iran Human Rights Organization reported the execution of Ali-Asghar Fallah at Qom Prison on May 5.

Javan Online also documented the execution of a prisoner named Keyvan on May 1 at Ghezelhesar Prison in Karaj, near Tehran.

Keyvan was convicted of a murder in Tehran seven years ago.

According to a report by Amnesty International, Iran has reached its highest level of death sentence execution in the last eight years, with the judiciary of the Islamic Republic executing 853 people in 2023 alone.

The report indicates that 481 executions, more than half of the total, were related to drug crimes.

This marks an 89 percent rise in death penalties for drug-related offenses compared to 2022, when 255 people were executed.

The latest numbers also show a staggering 264 percent increase compared to 2021, when 132 individuals faced execution on similar charges.

Source » iranwire