Prisoner Saman Nabi Garousi was executed yesterday at Karaj Central Penitentiary, in northern Iran, over drug-related offences.

Garousi, 30, was originally from Kangavar, Kermanshah province, and lived in Karaj. He was arrested about two years ago and sentenced to death over drug-related charges.

According to statistics compiled by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), Iran executed at least three Kurdish civilians at Karaj Central Penitentiary in the past week over alleged charges related to drugs.