At least 10 death row prisoners in Iran transferred to be executed
At least 10 death row prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions in Ghezel Hesar Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights (IHR), at least ten men were transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions in Ghezel Hesar Prison on 14 November.
The unidentified men are on death row for murder and drug-related charges and their executions are scheduled to be carried out on 16 November.
On 1st November, IHR reported a group execution of nine men at Ghezel Hesar Prison. A week later, another group execution of eight men took place at the prison. The men transferred this morning will be the third group execution at the prison in November.
In the first 10 months of 2023, IHR recorded more than 600 executions, an unprecedented number in the last eight years. The majority of the executions were for drug-related charges, which are also at their highest since 2015. On World Day Against the Death Penalty (10 October 2023), IHR called on UN Member States to withdraw funding for UNODC projects on drug-trafficking in Iran, and to make all collaborations and funding contingent upon an immediate halt to all drug-related executions.