Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); July 23, 2022: Following news of the execution of Shokat Shehbakhsh in Zahedan Central Prison this morning, new information reveals that Esmail Narouyi and Khaled Paraki were also executed.
According to Hal Vash, two Baluch men were executed in Zahedan Central Prison on July 23. Their identities have been reported as Esmail Narouyi who was sentenced to death for drug-related charges and Khaled Paraki (pictured), sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.
Esmail Narouyi is reported to have been arrested on the road between Zahedan and Mashhad three years ago on charges of drug possession. Khaled Paraki had been behind bars for murder during a tribal war for six years.
Iran Human Rights reported the execution of Shokat Shehbakhsh at the prison, this bring the total number that day to three.
At the time of writing, none of their executions have 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.