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One Person’s Story

Malek Mohammad Azimsardar

About

Nationality: Afghanistan
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: July 5, 1984
Location: Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Drug trafficking; Drug possession

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Malek Mohammad Azimsardar, along with another defendant, was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on July 8, 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. Azimsardar was charged with “being highly active in dealing, storing and distributing heroin and opium.”

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. Azimsardar’s defense.

Judgment

The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Hormozgan sentenced Mr. Azimsardar to death. Having been confirmed by the Islamic Revolution’s Supreme Court, the sentence was carried out.

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