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Four Men Executed for Drug Offences in Shiraz

14 May
Four Men Executed for Drug Offences in Shiraz

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 14, 2022: Four men including an uncle and nephew, were executed on drug-related charges in Shiraz Central Prison last week.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, four men were executed in Shiraz Central Prison (Adelabad) on the morning of May 8. Their identities have been established as Abbas Pajmordeh and his nephew Ali Pajmordeh who was transferred from the youth ward, Mohammad Gholamhosseini and Ali Hossein Pahan.

Speaking to Iran Human Rights, an informed source said: “Abbas Pajmordeh was Ali Pajmordeh’s uncle. They were sentenced to death on charges of carrying drugs and firearms five years ago. The other two prisoners were also co-defendants and had spent four years behind bars before being executed for carrying methamphetamine and heroine.”

At the time of writing, none of their executions have been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.

According to reports compiled by Iran Human Rights, at least 126 people were executed on drug-related charges in 2021, a fivefold increase compared to drug executions in the previous three years. None of the 2021 drug-related executions were reported by official sources.