Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); August 17, 2022: Mohiyedin Damani, a Baluch man sentenced to death for drug-related charges, was executed in Birjand Central Prison.
According to the Baluch Activists Campaign, a Baluch man was executed in Birjand Central Prison on August 17. His identity has been reported as Mohiyedin Damani who was sentenced to death for drug-related offences by the Revolutionary Court
He was arrested in Sarbisheh around two years ago and was denied the right to a last visit with his family.
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.