Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); June 10, 2023: Jafar Mohammadpour and Ghobad Farhadi were executed for drug-related charges in Urmia Central Prison. Parvin Mousavi’s execution was postponed for unknown reasons.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, at least two men were executed in Urmia Central Prison on 9 June. Their identities have been established as Jafar Mohammadpour (photo) and Ghobad Farhadi who were both sentenced to death for drug-related charges by the Revolutionary Court.
Iran Human Rights previously reported that Parvin Mousavi, a woman also on death row for drug-related charges, was transferred for execution along with the men.
An informed source told Iran Human Rights that her sentence was postponed for unknown reasons.
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).
On 1 June, Iran Human Rights reported at least 307 executions in 2023. May was also reported as the most bloody month in ten years, with at least 142 executions.