Mostafa Alipour Executed in Yazd

June 10, 2024, 6 a.m.

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); June 10, 2024: Mostafa Alipour, a man on death row for drug-related charges, was executed in Yazd Central Prison.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Yazd Central Prison on 9 June. His identity has been established as 35-year-old Mostafa Alipour who was sentenced to death for drug-related offences by the Revolutionary Court.

An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Mostafa Alipour was a father of one who was arrested for drug charges around three years ago.”

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

Drug-related executions have continuously risen every year since 2021. According to IHRNGO’s 2023 Annual Report on the Death Penalty, at least 471 people were executed for drug-related charges, an 84% increase compared to 2022 (256) and about 18 times the average of drug-related executions in 2018-2020.

On 10 April 2024, 80+ Iranian and international organisations and groups called for joint action to stop drug-related executions, urging UNODC to make “any cooperation with the Islamic Republic contingent on a complete halt on drug-related executions.”