Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); August 12, 2022: Hossein Bagherpour-Sarabi and Milad Badarkhani, two men sentenced to death for drug-related charges in the same case, were executed in Saveh Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed in Saveh Prison on August 10. Their identities have been established as 38-year-old Hossein Bagherpour-Sarabi and 25-year-old Milad Badarkani who were sentenced to death for drug-related offences by the Revolutionary Court in the same case.
According to Human Rights in Iran which first reported news of their executions, Hossein Bagherpour-Sarabi and Milad Badarkhani were arrested 2019.
At the time of writing, their executions have not 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.
Funeral notice for Hossein Bagherpour-Sarabi: