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One Person’s Story

Jom'eh Khan Heidari


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 19, 1980
Location: Mashhad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Jom’eh Khan Heidari and 4 others was reported by the correspondent of the Jomhuri Eslami daily in Mashhad (August 20, 1980).

Arrest and detention

There is no information available on Mr. Heidari’s arrest and detention in this report.


Mr. Heidari was tried along with 6 others by the religious judge at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Mashhad. The report provides no specific information about the trial.


Based on the report, the defendant was charged with “carrying and distributing drugs”, “smuggling heroin from Afghanistan and distributing it”, and “carrying arms illegally.”

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. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

No specific information on the evidence presented against the defendant is provided in the report.


No information on the accused’s defense is available.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Mashhad sentenced Mr. Heidari to death. He was executed at dawn.

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