At least 78 prisoners have been executed in Iranian prisons during the past month.
The alarming statistic revealed by Hengaw Human Rights reveals a shocking 65% increase compared to the previous month of September, when 27 executions were recorded.
On average, the death penalty has been administered to five prisoners every two days, further highlighting the severity of the situation.
The majority of the executions, totaling 35 cases, were related to inmates charged with drug-related offenses. This represents a significant portion of the total number of prisoners executed in October.
The statistics also reveal a disturbing pattern in the types of prisoners executed. In October, at least 18 Baluch prisoners, making up 23% of the total number of executed prisoners, had their death sentences carried out. Additionally, four Kurdish prisoners, four Turkish prisoners, and five Afghan nationals were also subjected to the death penalty.
The executions were not evenly distributed across the country. The highest number of cases, 22 in total, took place in Alborz province prisons. Ten executions were carried out in Kerman province, eight in Fars province, six in South Khorasan province, five in Esfahan (Isfahan), and four in Gilan. Other provinces reported the remaining cases.
The majority of prisoners executed in September were convicted on charges related to drug offenses, accounting for 45% of all cases, totaling 35 individuals.