IRAN - 3 Men and a Woman Executed in Zahedan on May 7
|IRAN - Zahedan Central Prison
May 7, 2022:
According to Hal Vash, three men and a woman were executed in Zahedan Central Prison on the morning of May 7. They all were Baluch minorities.
The 3 men who were all sentenced to death on drug-related charges have been established as Ghafour Hassanzehi, Hadi Sargazi and Mansour Shagezi. The identity of the executed woman has not been established but she is reported to have been a co-defendant in the same case as one of the executed men.
They were transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions last Thursday.
Ghafour Hassanzehi was about 40 years old. He was arrested by the police on charges of carrying drugs around 4 years ago. His family have maintained his innocence and that he did not know anything about the drugs found in the car.
34-year-old Hadi Sargazi was arrested on drug-related charges around 3 years ago.
Mansour Shagezi was arrested for drug-related charges around eight years ago.
At the time of writing, none of their executions have been reported by domestic media in Iran. With the execution of this Baluchi woman, the number of women executed in Iran under the clerical regime since the summer of 2013 reaches 132.
https://iranhr.net/en/articles/5181/ (Source: IHR)