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One Person’s Story

Abdolrahman Khoshsefat Hamedani

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: March 2, 1982
Location: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking; Drug possession

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Abdulrahman Khoshsefat Hamedani, along with twenty others, was announced by the public relations of the Anti-Narcotic section of the Islamic Republic Public Prosecution Office and reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on March 3, 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

According to this report, Mr. Khoshsefat Hamedani was “a member of an international drug trafficking gang who had confessed to the supply and sale of 60 kg of heroin over a period of time and in whose house 23 kg of heroin as well as a laboratory material for heroin was discovered. He was a repeat drug trafficker.”

The validity of the criminal charges brought against defendants 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. Khoshsefat Hamedani's defense.

Judgment

The Anti-Narcotic section of the Islamic Republic Public Prosecution Office sentenced Mr. Khoshsefat Hamedani to death. Having been confirmed by the Supreme Judicial Council, the sentence was carried out.

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