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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Afghanistan
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 4, 2016
Location of Killing: Dastgerd Prison, Dastgerd, Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug related offense

About this Case

The execution of an unknown person, along with another person, was reported by the Center for the Protection of Families of Executed and Incarcerated Persons Website (May 6, 2016).

This unknown person was a citizen of Afghanistan, and his case is related to illegal drugs crimes.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this unknown person’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on this unknown person’s trial.


The charge brought against this unknown person was “crimes related to illegal drugs”.

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 Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for alleged drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. 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 proscribed 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 this unknown person’s defense.


This unknown person was sentenced to death by hanging.  He was executed, along with another person, in Dastgerd Prison, Esfahan, on Wednesday May 4, 2016.

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