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One Person’s Story

Hossein Naomid


Age: 60
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 1985
Location of Killing: Mashhad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The executions of Mr. Hossein Naomid and another individual were reported in the Kayhan Daily on April 29, 1985.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to this report, Mr. Naomid was charged with “fighting against the Muslim Ummah through being consistently involved in a drug gang, dealing approximately 500 gm of heroin every month as well as participation in dealing and distributing 8 kg of heroin and opium in Mashad.”

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.


No information is available on Mr. Naomid’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Mashad sentenced Mr. Naomid to death. The sentence was confirmed by the Islamic Revolution’s Supreme Court, and then the sentence was carried out.

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