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One Person’s Story

Valiollah Rashno


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 25, 2016
Location of Killing: Central Prison, Arak, Markazi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug possession

About this Case

News of execution of Mr. Valiollah Rashno along with another person was reported by HRANA News Service on December 27, 2016.

Arrest and detention

At the time of his arrest, Mr. Rashno was in possession of an unknown quantity of illegal drugs.  The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


The details of Mr. Rashno’s trial have not been published.


Mr. Rashno was arrested and tried on the charge of “transportation and possession of illegal drugs”.

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on Mr. Rashno’s defense, and it is not known whether he had a lawyer or not.


Mr. Valiollah Rashno was sentenced to death by hanging for “transportation and possession of illegal drugs”.  Mr. Rashno was executed on the morning of December 25, 2016, in Arak Prison.

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