The authorities today executed prisoner Ali Rajabian in Karaj Central Penitentiary in Alborz Province for drug-related offences.

Rajabian, who was imprisoned for drug trafficking, was transferred to solitary confinement for execution on 28 January.

The 50-year-old man, from Kuhdasht in Lorestan Province was arrested about four years ago and sentenced to death on drug-related charges.

*Further clarification: Sources close to Rajabian’s family had stated that he was executed in Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj at the same time as the four political prisoners. However, investigations by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) revealed that he was executed in Karaj Central Penitentiary along with several other prisoners.