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One Person’s Story

Ali Shokuhi


Age: 26
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April 23, 2012
Location: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug possession
Age at time of offense: 25

About this Case

New of execution of Mr. Ali Shokuhi was published on the weblog of Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran on April 23, 2012.

Mr. Shokuhi was 26 years old and his case was related to drug offenses.

Arrest and detention

There is no information on the arrest of Mr. Shokuhi, but he was in Qezelhesar Prison for almost a year.


No information is available on Mr. Shokhui’s trial.


Mr. Shokuhi was charged with “possession of 25 grams of crystal”.

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

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


No information is available on Mr. Shokuhi’s defense.


There is no information on the verdict leading to this execution. Mr. Ali Shokuhi was hanged in Evin Prison in the morning of Monday, April 23, 2012.

He was taken from Qezelhesar Prison to a solitary confinement in Evin Prison a day prior to his execution.

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