IRAN: MAN HANGED IN ISFAHAN ON DRUG-RELATED CHARGES
April 30, 2018:
According to the IHR source, on the morning a prisoner was executed at Isfahan Central Prison on drug-related charges. (Source: Iran Human Rights, April 30, 2018)
The prisoner was identified as Kiomars Nosuhi from Kermanshah. IHR had earlier reported the transference of the prisoner to the solitary confinement.
A close source told IHR, “Because Kiomars was accused to be the leader of a drug gang, his sentence was not reviewed according to the new drug law. He was sentenced to death on the charge of a ton of morphine. Yesterday the prosecutor had told his family that his execution was not going to be carried out, but he was executed today at 5 am.”
It should be noted that the new drug law, which limits issuing the death penalty for drug-related offences, was enforced on November 14, 2017. Since then, the execution of the defendants charged with drug-related offences had been stopped. Therefore, this is the first drug-related execution that the statistical department of IHR can confirm after enforcement of the new drug law.
The execution of this prisoner has not been reported by the state-run media so far.