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One Person’s Story

Ali Ebrahim Qezelche

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: February 14, 1983
Location: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ali Ebrahim Qazalche, along with eleven others, was announced in a communiqué by the Tribunal of the Anti-Narcotics Section of the Public Prosecutor’s Office. The communiqué was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on February 15, 1983.

Arrest and detention

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

Trial

No information is available on the defendant’s trial.

Charges

According to this report, Mr. Qazalche was charged with “being a member of Seyed Ali Madani gang as well as being actively involved in the production and distribution of heroin.” It was also reported that he had a long history of criminal activities.

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.

Defense

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

Judgment

The Tribunal of the Anti-Narcotics Section of the Public Prosecutor’s Office declared Mr. Qazalche a corruptor on earth and sentenced him to death. Having been confirmed by the Supreme Court, the sentence was carried out.

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