Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Haji Jahanian


Age: 38
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 1986
Location of Killing: Bakhtaran, Bakhtaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Haji Jahanian, along with another defendant, was reported in the Kayhan Daily on March 5, 1986.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Jahanian’s arrest and detention are not known.


There is no information regarding this trial.


According to this report, Mr. Jahanian was charged with “participation in transporting 60 kg of opium as well as dealing 420 kg of 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

No information is available concerning the evidence presented against the accused.


No information is available concerning Mr. Jahanian's defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Bakhtaran sentenced Mr. Jahanian to death. Having been confirmed by Qom’s Supreme Court, the sentence was carried out in public.

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