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Six Men Executed for Drug Charges in Kerman

14 May 23
Six Men Executed for Drug Charges in Kerman

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 14, 2023: Amrollah Adish, Kambiz Davarpanah and four unidentified men have been executed for drug-related charges in Kerman Central Prison.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, six men were executed in Kerman Central Prison on 13 May. Two of the men have been identified as Amrollah Adish and Kambiz Davarpanah. The identities of the other four men have not been established at the time of writing.

All six men were sentenced to death for drug-related charges by the Revolutionary Court.

At the time of writing, their executions have not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.

According to the 2022 Annual Report on the Death Penalty, at least 256 people were executed for drug-related offences in 2022, a more than two-fold increase compared to 2021 (126) and ten times more than 2020 (25).