Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); June 14, 2023: Alireza Shahcheraghi and Taher Nouri were executed for drug-related charges in Shiraz Central Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed in Shiraz Central Prison on 11 June. Their identities have been established as Alireza Shahcheraghi and 38-year-old Taher Nouri. They were both sentenced to death for drug-related charges by the Revolutionary Court in separate cases.
An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Taher Nouri was arrested for drug-related charges around three years ago and sentenced to death.”
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.