Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); July 30, 2022: Ahmad Ghadimi and Shahram Yadegari, two men sentenced to death for drug-related charges, were executed in Hamedan Central Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed in Hamedan Central Prison on July 26. Their identities have been established as 35-year-old Ahmad Ghadimi (pictured) and Shahram Yadegari who were sentenced to death for drug-related charges in the separate cases.
An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Ahmad Ghadimi worked in a supermarket before his arrest and had a small child. Shahram Yadegari was arrested around three years ago.”
At the time of writing, neither of their executions have 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.
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.