The Iranian regime’s judiciary in the city did not identify the victim who had been imprisoned on drug related charges.

The rate of hangings has increased sharply over last year, since Hassan Rouhani, the regime’s new president has taken office.

In a report to the U.N. Human Rights Council, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said between 500 and 625 people were executed last year, including 57 in public. More than 40 people were executed during the first half of January 2014, he said.

“The new government has not changed its approach regarding the application of the death penalty and seems to have followed the practice of previous administrations, which relied heavily on the death penalty to combat crime,” Ban said.