Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); March 14, 2022: Ebrahim Nasirkhah was executed in Urmia Central Prison after being sentenced to death on drug-related charges.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Urmia Central Prison on the morning of March 14. His identity has been established as Ebrahim Nasirkhah who was sentenced to death on drug-related charges.
An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Ebrahim Nasirkhah had been in prison for three years and was transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution last night. He had previously gone to the gallows twice but his execution was delayed for unknown reasons.”
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.