Ali Garavand, a prisoner condemned to death over drug-related offences, was executed at Arak Central Prison in Iran on the morning of 12 January, Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned.

Garavand and four other prisoners were transferred to solitary cells on 11 January for the execution of their sentences.

On 12 January, KHRN reported that two of these prisoners, Azad Dadvand and Keyvan Amini-Tavakkol, were executed on the morning of the same day.

Garavand, 27, was from the city of Kuhdasht in Lorestan province, western Iran, and was sentenced to death on drug-related charges about three years ago.

The executions were carried out without informing their families, depriving them of the right to one last visit.