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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Rahmani

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: December 26, 1982
Location: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohammad Rahmani, along with ten others, was announced in a communiqué by the Anti-Narcotics Section of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Tehran. The communiqué was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on December 22, 1982.

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

Mr. Rahmani was reported to be charged with “being active in the supply and distribution of narcotics, pleading guilty for having transported 500 gm of heroin from Zahedan by plane for a smuggler, sale of 11.80 gm of heroin and being convicted 4 times. Also, his neighbors had complained about the way he exhorted the youth to drug addiction.”

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. Rahmani's defense.

Judgment

The Anti-Narcotics Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Tehran sentenced Mr. Rahmani to death. The sentence was carried out.

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