Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); September 6, 2022: Hassan Haghverdizadeh and Afghan National Khalghollah Fahimzadeh were executed for drug-related offences in Taybad Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed in Taybad Prison on September 6. Their identities have been established as Hassan Haghverdizadeh and Khalghollah Fahimzadeh, an Afghan national.
Informed sources told Iran Human Rights that Khalghollah Fahimzadeh was arrested around two and a half years ago and Hassan Haghverdizadeh around three years ago.
At the time of writing, neither execution has 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.