Four prisoners accused of drug trafficking and murder executed in Urmia Central Prison and Rafsanjan prison
According to the Iranian Human Rights Society, on the morning of Friday, December 8, 2023, three prisoners executed in Urmia central prison, one of whom was 62 years old. The three prisoners, named Ali Shahinnejad, Soulat Tosan, and Janali Nadimi, executed in Urmia Central Prison. According to Hengaw website, these three prisoners sentenced to death for drug possession.
Janali Gadidi, aged 62, arrested four years ago on drug-related charges and sentenced to death. Soulat Tousan, aged 40, arrested one year ago, and Ali Shahinnejad, aged 39, arrested three years ago, both for drug-related offenses.
In addition, on the morning of Tuesday, December 5, 2023, a prisoner named Amir Alikhani executed for intentional murder. Amir Alikhani, aged 26 and from Rafsanjan, arrested and sentenced to death for murder a few years ago.
The execution of defendants involved in drug-related crimes takes place at a time when the people of Iran are generally struggling with poverty. Many of these defendants engage in such activities due to poverty and the inability to meet their daily expenses. On the other hand, the large drug production and distribution networks are controlled by the IRGC.
Due to the widespread poverty and unemployment, many unemployed youth forced to engage in activities such as drug trafficking. While the commanders of the Revolutionary Guards and government officials play a serious role in controlling international drug cartels, these individuals still arrested. In the past three years, there has been a significant increase in drug-related arrests. In the first six months of 2023, at least 205 people executed on charges of drug trafficking.
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