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One Person’s Story

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: January 10, 1990
Location: Saveh, Markazi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The information about the execution of the person in this case was made public by Radio Tehran along with the news of the execution of another person whose name was not announced. This execution was mentioned by the Special representative of the United Nation's Commission on Human Rights, Professor Reynaldo Galindo Pohl, in his report on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. A/45/697, 6 November 1990.

International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic’s authorities have brought trumped up charges against their political opponents and executed them for drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. A 1989 law imposing mandatory death sentences on drug traffickers found in possession of specified amounts (5 kg of hashish or opium, and more than 30 grams of heroin, codeine or methadone) of proscribed narcotics has been used to sentence thousands of alleged drug traffickers to death, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The validity of the criminal charges brought against defendants cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Arrest and detention

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

Trial

No information is available on the defendant’s trial. However it has been reported to the United Nations' special representative, that at the time of this execution : "trials before Islamic revolutionary Courts have usually taken place in secret, sometimes inside prisons, that defendants have not usually enjoyed the right to be represented by a lawyer, and often have not even been made aware that the proceedings were in fact a trial and not an interrogation session."

Charges

The defendant was charged with drug trafficking

Evidence of guilt

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

Defense

No information is available on this person's defense.

Judgment

No information is available about the sentence.

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