Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 18, 2022: Farshad Nematzadeh, Mehdi Shirchian and Mr Eshaghi were executed for drug-related charges in Amol Prison.
According to HRANA news agency, three men were executed in Amol Prison on the morning of May 18. Their identities have been reported as Farshad Nematzadeh, Mehdi Shirchian and a man only identified as Mr Eshaghi. They were all sentenced to death for drug-related offences by the Revolutionary Court.
The three men were transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for the their executions on May 14.
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.