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3 Men Including Baluch Prisoner and Afghan National Executed in Isfahan

27 Jul
3 Men Including Baluch Prisoner and Afghan National Executed in Isfahan

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); July 27, 2022: Gholam Nourzehi, a Baluch man, Afghan-national Jomeh Barakzehi and Mohammad Izadi were executed in Isfahan Central Prison.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed in Isfahan Central Prison on July 26. Their identities have been established as 40-year-old Gholam Nourzehi, a Baluch man living in Isfahan and 38-year-old Jomeh Barakzehi, an Afghan national who were sentenced to death for drug-related charges in the same case.

Hal Vash which first reported their executions writes that they were arrested in Isfahan as part of the same case three years and detained in Isfahan Central Prison since.

Hal Vash has also reported the execution of another man at the prison on July 25. His identity has been reported as 35-year-old Mohammad Izadi who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder after being arrested five years ago.

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.