Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); June 24, 2023: Mohsen Gomshadzehi and Eshagh Anshini, two Baluch men sentenced to death for charges of moharebeh (enmity against god), have been executed in Zahedan Central Prison.
According to Hal Vash, two Baluch men were executed in Zahedan Central Prison on 24 June. Their identities have been reported as 40-year-old Eshagh Anshini and 31-year-old Mohsen Gomshadzehi.
The report states that the two men were arrested after clashing with state forces around 11 years ago.
At the time of writing, their executions have not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.
Ethnic minorities, the Baluch in particular, are grossly overrepresented in execution numbers in Iran. In 2022, at least 174 Baluch minorities including 3 women, were executed in 22 prisons across Iran, making up 30% of overall executions. This is while they represent just 2-6% of Iran’s population.