The Iranian government on Saturday said that it had executed the head of a network that trafficked Iranian women to the neighboring countries for prostitution purposes.
The country’s judiciary said a convict named Shahrooz Sakhnoori, known as “Alex” was the head of a network that trafficked Iranian women and girls to some countries in the region, Mizan news agency reported.
According to the news agency, Sakhnoori was executed on Saturday morning accused of committing human trafficking in the region. The sources added that in 2020 “Alex” had been captured in Malaysia in coordination with Interpol and transferred to Iran respectively.
In September 2021, he was sentenced to death on charges of “corruption on earth” a term Iranian authorities use to refer to a broad range of offenses, including those related to morals.
Besides, Iran’s strict rules, the country has been labeled as one of the countries which do the least in tackling human trafficking issues.
In 2017, former US President Donald Trump’s administration added Iran to a US list of countries accused of failing to crack down on human trafficking issues seriously.
In 2019, the US State Department in a report said that the Iranian government does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so.