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One Person’s Story

Eskandar Khosravi

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: July 22, 1980
Location: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Robbery; Drug related offense; War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Corruption on earth

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Eskandar Khosravi was reported by the correspondent of Pars News Agency in Ahvaz. The report was published in the Jomhuri Eslami daily (July 26, 1980)

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are unknown.

Trial

The Court held a session at 3:30 p.m. to examine Mr. Khosravi’s case. Based on this information, the trial could not have lasted more than an hour.

Charges

According to the report, Mr. Khosravi was charged with “armed robbery during both the Shah’s and the current regime” and “large scale distribution of heroin while in prison.”

The validity of the criminal charges brought against these defendants 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’s authorities have brought trumped up charges against their political opponents and executed them for drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. Each year, Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

The report does not contain any information about the evidence presented against the victim.

Defense

No information is available on the defendant’s defense.

Judgment

The Islamic Revolutionary Public Prosecutor found Mr. Khosravi guilty of “corruption on earth” and “waging war against God and his prophet.” He was executed immediately after his trial in the afternoon.

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