Execution of Kurdish Prisoner Carried Out at Urmia Central Prison

17 April 2024 16:47

Hengaw; Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The execution of Afshin Baghshirin, a Kurdish prisoner hailing from Kangavar, has been executed at Urmia Central Prison. Baghshirin was convicted of drug trafficking and received a death sentence.

According to a report obtained by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, the execution of 39-year-old Afshin Baghshirin, originally from Kangavar in Kermanshah province, took place on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Urmia Central Prison.

Sources close to Hengaw indicate that Baghshirin was arrested six years ago on charges of drug trafficking and subsequently sentenced to death by the judicial authorities of the Islamic Republic.

As of the time of this report’s compilation, the execution of Afshin Baghshirin has not been officially announced by government-affiliated media, particularly those associated with the judiciary.

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