Iran Human Rights (IHR); October 28, 2020: A prisoner on death row for “drug-related” charges has been executed at Aligudarz Central Prison.
According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed at Aligudarz Central Prison on the morning of Monday, October 26. His identity has been established as 34-year-old Peyman Safaei from Lorestan, who had been sentenced to death on drug-related charges.
An informed source discussed the details of Peyman Safayi’s case with IHR: "He was behind bars on the charge of carrying 75 kilograms of methamphetamine and was sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court. He said he was the driver of the car and the drugs belonged to someone else who had stashed it in his car. The owner of the drugs who Peyman was talking about was in the car with him but he was sentenced to 18 years in prison.”
At the time of publication, the execution of Peyman Safaei has not been announced by domestic media or officials in Iran.
Peyman Safaei was previously transferred to solitary confinement on September 22 but his execution was suspended for unknown reasons and he was returned to his cell 48 hours later.
According to Iran Human Rights’ annual report on the death penalty in Iran, at least 30 people were executed on drug-related charges in 2019.