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One Person’s Story

Ayat Qobadi

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: February 14, 1984
Location: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking; Drug related offense

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ayat Qobadi, along with 18 others, was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on February 15, 1984.

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. Qobadi was charged with “dealing more than 22 kg of heroin several times, organizing a drug-trafficking gang and being convicted of supplying and distributing heroin.”

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. Qobadi’s defense.

Judgment

Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Anti-Drug Tribunal sentenced Mr. Qobadi to death. The sentence was carried out in Qasr prison at dawn.

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