Iran Human rights (Oct 8 2017): A prisoner was executed at Qazvin central prison on drug related charges.
According to the Iranian state-run news agency Mehr, on the morning of Sunday October 8, a prisoner was executed at Qazvin Central Prison. This prisoner was sentenced to death for drug related charges.
“The defendant, Reza N., was sentenced to death on the charge of possessing 11 kilograms and 490 grams of meth. After the sentence was confirmed by the Attorney General, it was carried out on the morning of Sunday October 8, while a number of judicial authorities, the Head of the Penitentiary of Qazvin, the Police representatives, and the forensic physicians were present,” said Esmaeil Sadeghi Niaraki, the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Qazvin.
Sadeghi Niaraki added, “The defendant’s case went to court and the execution sentence was carried out by the Section for Implementation of Sentence of Public and Revolutionary prosecutor’s office of Takestan.”
Kurdistan Human Rights Network identified the executed prisoner as Reza Naalbandi, son of Ali, from Tabriz (Northwestern Iran).
The execution of prisoners with drug related charges continues to be carried out in Iran despite the fact that the bill for the amendment to the drug law in Iran has been approved by Iranian Parliament. However, the Guardian Council must still approve the bill.