Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); August 15, 2022: Saeed Narouyi, a Baluch man sentenced to death for drug-related charges, was executed in Sari Central Prison.
According to Hal Vash, a Baluch man was executed in Sari Central Prison on August 14. His identity has been reported as 29-year-old Saeed Narouyi who was sentenced to death for drug-related offences by the Revolutionary Court. He was married with two children and arrested three years ago.
Saeed Narouyi was transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for execution on August 13, with a broken leg. His family were not given enough time to make it to the prison to say goodbye.
At the time of writing, his execution has 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.