Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); February 4, 2022: Najibollah Gargij, a Baluch man sentenced to death on drug-related charges was executed in Mashhad Central Prison.
According to the Baluch Activists Campaign, a Baluch man was executed in Mashhad Central Prison on the morning of February 3. His identity has been established as Najibollah Gargij who was sentenced to death for drug-related offences.
At the time of writing, Najibollah’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.