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One Person’s Story

Hamid Baba'i

About

Age: 35
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: February 17, 2009
Location of Killing: Esfahan Prison, Esfahan, Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug possession

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Hamid Baba’i, along with four other people, was reported by many sources; Fars News Agency Website (February 17, 2009), IMNA (February 20, 2009), and Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran (February 17, 2009).

According to available information, Mr. Baba’i’s case was related to drug offenses.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Baba’i’s arrest and detention are not known.  He was held in Section 4 of Dastgerd Prison in Esfahan (Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran).

Trial

No information is available on this trial.

Charges

According to available information, Mr. Baba’i was accused of “possession of illegal drugs” (Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran). 

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence providedagainst the defendant.

Defense

No information is available on Mr. Baba’i’s defense.

Judgment

The court sentenced Mr. Baba’i to “death by hanging”.  In preparation for execution, on Sunday, February 15, 2009, he was taken to solitary confinement, along with 6 other people (Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran).  Mr. Baba’i was executed on February 17, 2009, in Esfahan Central Prison. There is no detailed information on the verdict leading to this execution.

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