Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); August 28, 2022: Esmail Bargrizan, a Baluch man sentenced to death for drug-related offences, was executed in Bandar Abbas Prison.
According to the Hal Vash, a Baluch man was executed in Bandar Abbas Prison on August 28. His identity has been reported as Esmail Golrizan, a 28-year-old father.
Esmail Golrizan was arrested for drug-related offences around four years ago in Bandar Abbas and sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court.
At the time of writing, his execution 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.