Prisoners Manouchehr Khazaei and Ahad Hashemi were executed on drug-related charges in Hamadan Central Prison in Hamadan Province on 9 August.

Khazaei, a former law enforcement personnel, and Hashemi, from Harsin, Kermanshah Province, were separately arrested and subsequently sentenced to death in two distinct cases involving drug-related offenses.

On 7 August, the two prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement with a third prisoner for execution.

However, the execution of the third prisoner was halted for undisclosed reasons.