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One Person’s Story

Abdolhosein Pakestani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 5, 1980
Location of Killing: Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Drug related offense

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Abdolhosein Pakestani, known as Kichur, was reported by the Jomhuri Eslami daily (August 7, 1980).

Arrest and detention

No information is available on the circumstances of Mr. Pakestani’s arrest and detention.


Mr. Pakestani’s case was examined at the Special Court for Drugs and Narcotics in Bandar Abbas. This report did not provide any specific information about the trial.


The report indicated that “based on the defendant’s own clear confessions”, Mr. Pakestani was found guilty of “having connections to the drug cartel of the South and smuggling heroin for them through Zahedan, Khash, and Kerman”.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against the 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. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

The report did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information on the accuseds’ defense is available.


Mr. Pakestani was sentenced to death. He was executed at 11:30 pm, on the same night as his trial.

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