Iran yesterday executed Firouz Yarinezhad and Ali Khorramshah in Khorramabad Central Prison for “drug-related” and “murder-related” offences respectively.

Yarinezhad, 37, a father of two from Kuhdasht in Lorestan province, was arrested in 2021 on drug-related charges and sentenced to death.

Khorramshah, 39, also from Kuhdasht, was arrested about four years ago.

He was sentenced to death for “premeditated murder” under the Islamic law of qisas, or retribution-in-kind, which gives the victim’s family the right to retaliate.