Hengaw; Monday, July 17, 2023
The implementation of the death penalty for Jahedullah Maaruf, an Afghan national previously convicted of drug trafficking and homicide, took place at Isfahan Central Prison. This particular case marks the execution of at least 10 Afghan nationals in Iranian prisons since the beginning of the year.
According to a report obtained by the Hengaw organization for Human Rights, the execution verdict for Jahedullah Maaruf, an Afghan inmate, was carried out at Dastgerd Prison in Isfahan in the early hours of Saturday, July 15th, 2023.
Reliable sources have revealed that the aforementioned inmate was sentenced to death for repeated drug trafficking crimes and premeditated murder.
As of the time of this reporting, the execution of Jahedullah Maaruf has not been publicly announced by government media outlets, particularly those closely affiliated with the judiciary.
Based on the recorded statistics at the center of documented statistics at the Hengaw organization for Human Rights, it has been established that at least 10 Afghan nationals have been executed in Iranian prisons since the beginning of 2022 within a span of approximately 200 days.