Two prisoners were hanged on drug-related charges at Choubidar Prison of Qazvin on Sept 20, 2017. The prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement in Qazvin prison a day before their execution.

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has identified the detainees as Tayeb Haji Zadeh and Mojtaba Rahmati.

“Tayeb Haji Zadeh was 53 years old from Nahavand and had served about 5 years in the prison. Mojtaba Rahmati, was from one of Nahavand villages. He was arrested three years ago and sentenced to death sentence on charges of smuggling and possession of drugs.”, an informed source said.