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One Person’s Story

Beigom P.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: November 16, 2009
Location of Killing: Esfahan Prison, Esfahan, Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The news of Ms. Beigom P.’s execution, along with two other persons, was published by Keyhan newspaper (November 18, 2009) and Nesfe Jahan newspaper (November 19, 2009).

According to available information, Ms. Beigom P.’s case was related to drug offences.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Ms. Beigom P.’s arrest and detention are not known.


The Revolutionary Court of Isfahan tried Ms. Beigom P. No information is available on her trial.


Ms. Beigom P. was charged with “addiction and participating in drug transport”. She was accused of transporting 500 grams of crack cocaine to Isfahan after swallowing them. There is no detailed information about her charges.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against Ms. Beigom P.

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 the Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges, including drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences, against their opponents (including political, civil society activists, as well as unionists and ethnic and religious minorities). 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. 


No information is available on Ms. Beigom P.’s defense.


Isfahan Revolutionary Court sentenced Ms. Beigom P. to execution. According to available information, Ms. Beigom P. had twice requested pardon and mitigation of her punishment from execution to life in prison, but her requests were rejected by the Amnesty and Forgiveness Commission of Isfahan province (Nesfe Jahan newspaper, November 19, 2009). Her sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court.

On Monday morning, November 16, 2009, Ms. Beigom P. was hanged in Isfahan Central Prison. 

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