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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Hassan Jani

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: July 9, 1984
Location: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking; Drug possession; Corruption on earth

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohammad Hassanjani, along with 24 others, was announced in a communiqué by the public relations of the Anti-Narcotics Section of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Tehran. The communiqué was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on July 10, 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 communiqué, Mr. Hassanjani was charged with “being consistenly and actively involved in the supply and distribution of narcotics, organizing an international drug-trafficking gang, possessing 60.370 kg of opium, dealing 20, 30 and 79 kg of opium at three different times and having a criminal record for supplying and distributing 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. Hassanjani’s defense.

Judgment

The Anti-Narcotics Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal declared Mr. Hassanjani a corruptor on earth and sentenced him to death. The sentence was carried out in prison at dawn.

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