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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Hassani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 2002
Location of Killing: Amol Prison, Amol, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mohammad Hassani, son of Ali, was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on April 13, 2002. He was a resident of Kazerun.

Arrest and detention

According to the report, Mr. Hassani was rearrested after he had once been arrested and escaped prison.  The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Amol tried Mr. Hassani. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Hassani was announced as “drug trafficking.”

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.  International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for alleged drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. Thousands of alleged drug traffickers have been sentenced to death following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. Scores of them were executed based on a 1989 law imposing mandatory death sentences on drug traffickers found in possession of specified amounts of proscribed narcotics (5 kg of hashish or opium, and more than 30 grams of heroin, codeine or methadone). The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

The evidence presented against Mr. Hassani was “selling 124 kilograms of opium.”


No information is available on Mr. Hassani’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Amol condemned Mr. Mohammad Hassani to death. He was executed at the Amol Prison yard. The exact date of his execution is not known. 

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