Five prisoners who had previously been sentenced to death on drug-related charges were transferred to solitary confinement for execution at Orumiyeh Central Prison, in north-western Iran, on 7 March.

It was announced that the name of one of these prisoners was Jalal Sardarifar. There is no information about the identity of the other four.

Tight security measures were taken inside the prison after the five prisoners were transferred to solitary cells, Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned.