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One Person’s Story

Pordel Bandu


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 2006
Location of Killing: Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Disrupting public order; Drug trafficking

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Pordel Bandu, known as Nalouk, son of Jahanshah, along with another individual ,was announced by the website of Iranian Students’ News Agency, ISNA (December 25, 2006), as well as the Islamic Republic daily (December 28, 2006) citing the Public Relations section of the provincial Ministry of Justice office of Sistan and Baluchistan.

Mr. Bandu’s case is related to storing and carrying illegal drugs, armed struggle and storing arms.

Arrest and Detention

There is no information available on the details of Mr. Bandu’s arrest and detention.


Mr. Bandu was tried by Branch One of the Revolutionary Court of Zahedan. There is no information available on the details of the session or sessions of his trial.


Mr. Bandu was charged with “participating in storing and carrying illegal drugs, instigating armed struggle, committing murder and storing arms."

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). Each year Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted and executed based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of Guilt

“Possessing 15 kilograms of opium as well as one AK-47 assault rifle along with related ammunition” was entered against Mr. Bandu as evidence of guilt.


There is no information available on the details of Mr. Bandu’s defense.


Branch One of the Revolutionary Court of Zahedan sentenced Mr. Pordel Bandu to death. The verdict was approved by the Supreme Court. Mr. Bandu was hanged publicly, along with another individual, at the juncture of Janbazan and Behdasht boulevards of Zahedan in 2006.

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