Ebrahim Narouyi Executed for Drug Charges in Mashhad Central Prison

Nov. 28, 2021, 6:11 p.m.

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 28, 2021: Baluch Ebrahim Narouyi was executed for drug-related offences in Mashhad Central Prison. At least 107 prisoners, including two women, have been executed on drug-related charges in Iranian prisons in 2021 compared to 25 in 2020.

According to the Baluch Activists’ Campaign, a Baluch man was executed in Mashhad Central Prison on November 28. His identity has been established as Ebrahim Narouyi who was sentenced to death on drug-related charges.

At the time of writing, Ebrahim’s execution has not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.

According to Iran Human Rights’ Annual Report on the Death Penalty in Iran, at least 25 people were executed on drug-related charges in 2020. However, at least 106 people have so far been executed on the same charge in 2021.

On May 3, IHR published a report on the death penalty in the first four months of 2021 expressing concern at the significant increase in the number of drug-related executions and continues to warn of the continuation of this trend.