Iran Human Rights (IHR); October 8, 2019: Two men were hanged for drug-related charges at the prison of the Iranian city of Kerman Sunday
According to IHR sources, on the early morning of Sunday, October 6, Abdolhakim Shahbakhsh and Assadollah Alizehi were hanged for drug-related charges at the prison of the Iranian city of Kerman.
“Asadollah Alizehi was a former political prisoner and activist. He was arrested for his activities before. However, the geography expert was under financial pressures and his path of life was changed. It is the case for people, even professionals and university graduates at the Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchistan,” Baluchi activist Habibollah Sarbazi told IHR. According to Baluchi Activists Campaign, the two were sentenced to death for smuggling drugs and fight with police.
Out of the 110 people who were executed in the first half of 2019, nine were sentenced to death for drug-related charges.