Brothers Farhang and Yasser Aliollahi Executed on Drug Charges in Zanjan

Jan. 11, 2022, 3:30 p.m.

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); January 11, 2022: Brothers Farhang and Yasser Aliollahi who were sentenced to death for drug-related offences, have been executed in Zanjan Central Prison.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed for drug-related offences in Zanjan Central Prison on the morning of January 11. Their identities have been established as 35-year-old Farhang Aliollahi and 32-year-old Yasser Aliollahi.

Farhang and Yasser were brothers and had been arrested and sentenced to death around five years ago.

An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “The Aliollahi brothers were arrested for carrying 155 kilograms of drugs by the Hashtroud police and later sentenced to death.”

At the time of writing, Farhang and Yasser’s executions have 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.

On December 10, Iran Human Rights warned again of the rise in drug-related executions, which is now at a four-year record high and called on the international community for a prompt reaction.