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One Person’s Story

Alireza M.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 2, 2014
Location of Killing: Hamedan Central Prison (Alvand), Hamedan, Hamedan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug related offense

About this Case

News of execution of Mr. Alireza M. along with another person was announced on the official website of Hamedan Province Judiciary on February 4, 2014.

Mr. Alireza M.’s case was related to drug offenses.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Alireza M.’s arrest and detention are not known.


Branch one of Hamedan Islamic Revolutionary Court tried Mr. Alireza M.


Mr. Alireza M. along with his co-defendant (Mr. Mojtaba F.) were charged with “making and distributing 199.8 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. Alreza M.’s defense.


Branch One of Hamedan Islamic Revolutionary Court sentenced Mr. Alireza M. to death. The sentence was approved by the Chief Public Prosecutor and the head of judiciary permitted the implementation. Mr. Alireza M. was hanged in the Central Prison of Hamedan in the morning of Sunday February 02, 2014.

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