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One Person’s Story

Farshad Shari'ati


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 8, 2015
Location of Killing: Central Prison, Sanandaj, Kordestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Farshad Shariati along with two other persons was announced by the website of the Campaign for Defense of Civil & Political Prisoners on January 8, 2015. Mr. Shari'ati was from Sanandaj and his case was related to drug.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Shari'ati was detained in Sanandaj Prison since 2010. He was taken to a solitary confinement on January 08, 2015.

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


There is no information available on the details of the session or sessions of Mr. Shariati’s trial. 


Chrges brought against Mr. Shari'ati was "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 prescribed 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

There is no information available on the details of the evidence of guilt entered against Mr. Shariati. 


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


The court sentenced Mr. Farshad Shariati to death. Mr. Shariati was hanged in Sananda Central Prison on January 8, 2015. However, there is no information available on the details of this verdict.

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