Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); February 28, 2022: Jasem Ghanbari, a Baluch man sentenced to death on drug-related charges, was executed in Jiroft Prison.
According to Hal Vash, a Baluch man was executed in Jiroft Prison on the morning of February 27. His identity has been reported as 30-year-old Jasem Ghanbari, a Delgan native who had been sentenced to death for drug offences.
Jasem Ghanbari was arrested on charges of carrying drugs in Jiroft in 2018. He was sentenced to death for the charges by the Jiroft Revolutionary Court in 2020.
According to the Baluch Activists Campaign, Jasem was denied the right to a last visit with his family.
At the time of writing, 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.
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.