Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); July 13, 2022: Rasoul Moradgholi was executed for drug-related charges in Sari Central Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Sari Central Prison on the morning of July 12. His identity has been established as Rasoul Moradgholi who was sentenced to death for drug-related charges by the Revolutionary Court.
An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Rasoul Moradgholi was arrested on drug charges three years ago. He was the brother Hassan Moradgholi, a member of the Kermanshah City Council.”
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. This trend has continued into 2022, with 91 executions recorded in the first six months of 2022, double the number for the same period in 2021 when 40 people were executed.