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One Person’s Story

Yaqub Irandoost


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 29, 1983
Location of Killing: Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Drug trafficking; Drug possession

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Yacub Irandust, along with 10 others, was announced in a communiqué by the public relations of the Islamic Revolution’s Public Prosecutor’s Office in Sistan and Baluchestan. The communiqué was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on October 1, 1983.

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. Irandust was reportedly charged with “having contacts with smugglers and participating in the supply, distribution and transportation of 87 kg of hashish.”

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

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


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


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Sistan and Baluchestan sentenced Mr. Irandust to death. Having been confirmed by the Supreme Judicial Council, the sentence was carried out in public in the Addicts Rehabilitation Center.

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