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One Person’s Story

Allahyar Kiani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 23, 1980
Location of Killing: Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Drug related offense

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Allahyar Kiani, son of Mohammad Ebrahim and a resident of Kian Nahavand (Hamedan province), along with 9 other individuals was reported by the correspondent of Pars New Agency, quoting the religious judge of the Anti-Narcotic Islamic Revolutionary Tribunals. The Jomhuri Eslami newspaper published the report on July 24, 1980.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention remain unknown.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Reportedly, the defendant was very active in drug trafficking across the country.

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. 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

Based on the report, the defendant was arrested with 10 kilograms of opium.


No information is available on the defense.


The religious judge of the Anti-Narcotic Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal sentenced Mr. Allahyar Kiani to death. He was executed early in the morning on Wednesday July 23, 1980.

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