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One Person’s Story

Aziz Kiani

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: May 30, 1984
Location: Nahavand, Hamedan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Aziz Kiani, along with 19 others, was announced by the public relations officer of the Islamic Revolution’s Public Prosecutor’s Office in Nahavand and reported in the Jomhuri Eslami Daily on May 31, 1984.

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

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.Kiani was charged with “participation in an international opium-trafficking gang, selling 348 kg of opium, smuggling 975 kg of opium and dealing 412 kg of opium at three different times.”

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. Kiani’s defense.

Judgment

The Anti-Narcotics Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Tehran sentenced Mr. Kiani to death. Having been confirmed by the Islamic Revolution’s Supreme Court, the sentence was carried out in the morning.

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