Two prisoners were hanged on drug related charges at Urmia Central prison on July 27, 2018. One of the victims was identified as Jahangir Nojavan. The later iss not identified by name as of yet.
Iran is second only to China in the number of prisoners executed in recent years. More than 500 people were executed in 2017.
According to a close source, “Nojavan was arrested for possession of five kilograms of drugs but he was also charged with being a drug kingpin, that’s why the court reapproved his death sentence. Another prisoner, named Saeed Pourhamzeh, was also executed at Urmia Central Prison on the same charge last year.”