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Khalil Rezaeipour Executed for Drug Offences in Qom

18 May
Khalil Rezaeipour Executed for Drug Offences in Qom

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 18, 2022: Khalil Rezaeipour who was sentenced to death on drug-related charges has been executed in Qom Central Prison.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Qom Central Prison on the morning of May 17. His identity has been established as 30-year-old Khalil Rezaeipour who was sentenced to death for drug-related offences by the Revolutionary Court.

An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Khalil Rezaeipour had been behind bars for carrying drugs for around four years. He spent his first two years in Qezelhesar Prison before being transferred to Qom Prison.”

At the time of writing, his execution has not 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.