Iran Human Rights (IHR); August 19, 2020: A prisoner on death row for “narcotics” charges has been executed at Zanjan Central Prison.
According to Iran Human Rights, yesterday morning, August 18, a prisoner was executed in Zanjan Central Prison. His identity has been established as Ahmad Mehravar, who had been on death row.
An informed source told IHR: "He was arrested in 2016 on charges of carrying 25 kilograms of glass (methamphetamine) and 10 kilograms of opium and was sentenced to death and has been in prison ever since."
At the time of publication, the execution of Ahmad Mehravar has not been announced by domestic media or officials in Iran.
Since the beginning of 2020, at least 11 prisoners have been executed on narcotics-related charges in Iran.
According to Iran Human Rights’ annual report, in 2019, 30 people were executed on narcotics-related charges.