Hossein Amaninejad and Hamed Yavari were executed for drug and murder charges in Hamedan Central Prison.

According to HRANA news agency, two men were executed in Hamedan Central Prison on 11 June. Their identities have been reported as Hossein Amaninejad and Hamed Yavari.

Hossein was reportedly arrested for drug-related charges around four years ago and sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court.

Hamed Yavari was arrested for the murder of his sister-in-law around six years ago and sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind).

At the time of writing, their executions have not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.

According to the 2022 Annual Report on the Death Penalty, at least 256 people were executed for drug-related offences in 2022, a more than two-fold increase compared to 2021 (126) and ten times more than 2020 (25).

On 1 June, Iran Human Rights reported at least 307 executions in 2023. May was also reported as the most bloody month in ten years, with at least 142 executions.

Source » shabtabnews