Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); July 23, 2022: Bahador Norouzi, Ali Mohammad Ghorbani and Hamed Safayi, three co-defendants sentenced to death for drug-related charges, were executed in Qom Central Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, three men were executed in Qom Central Prison on July 23. Their identities have been established as Bahador Norouzi, Ali Mohammad Ghorbani and Hamed Safayi.
They were arrested for drug-related offences in the same case around three years ago and sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court.
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.
Main photo from left to right: Hamed Safayi, Bahador Norouzi and Ali Mohammad Ghorbani
Below: Ali Mohammad Ghorbani