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One Person’s Story

Unknown

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: 2011 - 2012
Location: Central Prison (Vakilabad Prison), Mashhad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown individual, along with twelve others, was published on the website of IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency) on June 22, 2011, quoting the Revolutionary Public Prosecutor of Mashhad.        

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on the defendant’s arrest and detention.

Trial

No information is available on the defendant’s trial.      

Charges

The charges against the defendant and twelve others were collectively announced as "smuggling, transportation, possession, and distribution of 6 tons and 96 grams of narcotics including heroin, opium, and morphine."        

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 report of this execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against the defendant.

Defense

No information is available on the defendant's defense.    

Judgment

The court condemned the defendant to death and the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Judiciary. The defendant was executed in Mashhad Central Prison in 2011. The exact date of this execution is unknown. 

  

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