Iran has executed today the death penalty of prisoner Mohammad Taher Soleimani in Mahabad Prison, sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).

The 65-year-old prisoner had been arrested about two years ago on drug charges. A court had then sentenced him to the death penalty.

The prisoner was transferred to solitary confinement yesterday for the execution of his sentence.

Soleimani comes from Dizaj village in the Margavar region in Orumiyeh, West Azerbaijan province.