Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); October 31, 2021: Yousef Seifali was secretly executed on drug-related charges in Isfahan Central Prison on October 12. At least 95 prisoners, including a woman, have been executed on drug-related charges in Iranian prisons in 2021.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed on drug-related charges in Isfahan Central Prison on October 12. His identity has been established as Isfahan-native, Yousef Seifali, who was on death row for four years prior to his execution.
Despite 20 days passing, his execution has not 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 95 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.