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One Person’s Story

F. B.


Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: November 12, 2012
Location of Killing: Neyriz, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The news of Mr. F. B.’s execution along with eleven others was announced on November 12, 2012 by the websites of the Fars Province Judiciary, IRNA (the Islamic Republic news agency), and Fars News, all quoting the public relations section of the Fars Province Judiciary. Mr. F. B.’s case concerns narcotics trafficking in Neyriz County in 2011.

Arrest and Detention

Mr. F. B. was arrested in 2011 after drugs were discovered in his car. However, there is no information available on the details of his arrest and detention.


Mr. F. B. was tried by the Revolutionary Court of Neyriz Township. However, there is no information available on the session or sessions of his trial.


Mr. F. B. was charged with 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 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.

Evidence of Guilt

“Possession of five kilograms of opium as well as four kilograms and seven hundred grams of heroin” was entered as evidence against Mr. F. B. Neyriz.


Mr. F. B. asked for pardon, but his appeal was rejected. There is no information available on the details of his defense.


The Revolutionary Court of Neyriz County sentenced Mr. F. B. to execution as well as fifteen years of imprisonment. The verdict was approved by the Chief Public Prosecutor and the head of the Judiciary. Mr. F. B. was hanged in public in Neyriz County on Monday, November 12, 2012.

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