Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); February 1, 2022: Mohammadreza Afaridoun, a Baluch man sentenced to death on drug-related charges, was executed in Zahedan Central Prison on January 30.
According to the Baluch Activists’ Campaign, a Baluch man was executed in Zahedan Central Prison on the morning of January 30. Mohammadreza Afaridoun was from the village of Ghassem Abad in Zabol and had been sentenced to death for drug-related offences.
Mohammadreza was arrested over four years ago and had spent that time on death row.
At the time of writing, Mohammadreza’s 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.
On December 10, Iran Human Rights warned again of the rise in drug-related executions, which is now at a four-year record high and called on the international community for a prompt reaction.