Three prisoners executed for drug charges in Iran

Two prisoners on death row for “narcotics” and another for “narcotics and premeditated murder” were executed in Isfahan Central Prison. A further two prisoners were returned to their cells after either settling with their victim’s families out of court or managing to buy time.

According to Iran Human Rights, on the morning of Saturday, July 11, the death sentences of three prisoners were carried out in Isfahan Central Prison. The identities of the three, whose sentences related to separate cases, have been established as Davoud Amani, Abdulaziz Shahbakhsh, and Abdullah Ghanbarzehi.

Davoud Amani, a Kashan native, was sentenced to death on “narcotics” charges as well as “premeditated murder”. It is highly likely that he was sentenced to retribution in kind for the murder charge.

According to the Baloch Activists Campaign, which first broke the news of Abdulaziz and Abdullah’s executions, Abdullah has been held in Isfahan prison for three years, and both men were sentenced to death on “narcotics” related charges.

On the same day, two other prisoners sentenced to death for “premeditated murder” were returned to their cells after either settling with the families of their victims out of court or managing to buy time.

At the time of publication, the execution of these prisoners has not been announced by local media or officials.

Since the beginning of 2020, at least seven prisoners have been executed on narcotics-related charges in Iran.

According to Iran Human Rights’ Annual Report on the Death Penalty in Iran, in 2019, 30 people were executed on narcotics-related charges.

Source » iranhr

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