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One Person’s Story

Abdollah Ra'isivand Moqaddam

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: July 31, 1980
Location: Khoramabad, Lorestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Drug related offense

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Abdollah Ra'isivand Moqaddam and two others was reported by the correspondent of the Jomhuri Eslami daily in Khoramabad (August 4, 1980).

Arrest and detention

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

Trial

There is no information available on the defendant’s trial.

Charges

Based on the report, Mr. Ra'isivand Moqaddam was charged with “having a long history in distributing 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 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 contains no information regarding the evidence of guilt presented against the defendant.

Defense

No information is available on Mr. Ra'isivand Moqaddam’s defense.

Judgment

The Special Tribunal for Drugs and Narcotics sentenced Mr. Ra'isivand Moqaddam to death. He was executed at dawn.

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