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One Person’s Story

Naiim Khajeh

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: April 30, 1990
Location: Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Naiim Khajeh was acknowledged in a list provided to the Special representative of the United Nation's Commission on Human Rights, Professor Reynaldo Galindo Pohl, by the Government of Iran This list was published in a 1990 Report of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations on The Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. A/45/697.

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

No information is available on the defendant’s arrest and detention.

Trial

No information is available on the defendant’s trial. However, it has been reported to the special representative: "That 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

Mr. Khajeh accused of "importing 3kg and 200g of heroin and 1kg hashish and selling 960g of heroin."

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 Ms. Khajeh's defense.

Judgment

No further information is available on the verdict and the execution that took place in Zahedan.

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