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Father and Son, Hossein and Ramin Dadzadeh Executed on Drug Charges in Yazd

10 Oct
Father and Son, Hossein and Ramin Dadzadeh Executed on Drug Charges in Yazd

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); October 10, 2021: Father and son, Hossein and Ramin Dadzadeh were executed on drug-related charges in Yazd Central Prison. At least 83 prisoners, including a woman, have been executed on drug-related charges in Iranian prisons in 2021.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, father and son, Hossein and Ramin Dadzadeh were executed on drug-related charges in Yazd Central Prison on October 3.

Speaking to IHRNGO, an informed source said: “The father and son had been in prison for around five years and had 400 kilograms of methamphetamine and heroin in their case.”

At the time of writing, none of their executions have been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.

According to Iran Human Rights’ Annual Report on the Death Penalty in Iran, at least 25 people were executed on drug-related charges in 2020. However, at least 83 people have so far been executed on the same charge in 2021.

On May 3, IHR published a report on the death penalty in the first four months of 2021 expressing concern at the significant increase in the number of drug-related executions and continues to warn of the continuation of this trend.