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One Person’s Story

Masha'llah Khoshbayan


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 26, 1982
Location: Hamedan, Hamedan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Masha’llah Khoshbayan was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami Daily, quoting the Public Relations Office of the Islamic Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Hamedan.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Mr. Khoshbayan was reported to be charged with selling 100 gm of heroin, and having a previous record for heroin trafficking.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against 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. Thousands of alleged drug traffickers have been sentenced to death 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 of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Khoshbayan's defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Hamedan found Mr. Khoshbayan guilty of being a corruptor on earth and sentenced him to death. The sentence was carried out.

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