Shokat Shehbakhsh, a Baluch man sentenced to death for drug-related charges, was executed in Zahedan Central Prison
According to Hal Vash, a Baluch man was executed in Zahedan Central Prison on July 23. His identity has been reported as 38-year-old Shokat Shehbakhsh. He was a father with small children when he was arrested with co-defendant Mousa Shehbakhsh in 2016 and sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court.
His co-defendant, Mousa Shehbakhsh was executed at the same prison on 18 October 2021.
At the time of writing, his execution has not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.
At least 251 including 6 women and 67 Baluch minorities were executed in the first six months of 2022. This is double the number of executions in the same period in 2021 when 117 people were executed.