Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); July 3, 2023: Farshad Abdoli and Mojtaba Chegeni were executed for drug-related charges in Karaj Penitentiary.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed in Karaj Penitentiary on 1 July. Their identities have been established as Farshad Abdoli and Mojtaba Chegeni who were sentenced to death for drug-related charges by the Revolutionary Court.
An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Farshad Abdoli and Mojtaba Chegeni and another prisoner were transferred to solitary confinement on Friday (30 June). The other prisoner’s execution was postponed and he was returned to his cell.”
At the time of writing, their executions have not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.
Drug-related executions have continuously risen every year for the past three years. 206 people were executed for drug-related charges in the first six months of 2023, a 126% rise compared to the same period in 2022 when 91 were executed. 40 people were executed in the same period in 2021.