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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 12, 1997
Location of Killing: Kashan, Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Aminollah was published on the website of the Hamshahri newspaper on October 13, 1997 and in the Kayhan newspaper on October 14, 1997 (quoting the Political and Ideological Office of the Security Forces of Kashan, Esfehan province).

Arrest and Detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. The trial took place in Kashan.


The charges against the defendant were announced as "trafficking 34 kilograms and 200 grams morphine, 18 Kilograms and 940 grams 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 Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for alleged 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. Scores of them were executed based on a 1989 law imposing mandatory death sentences on drug traffickers found in possession of specified amounts of proscribed narcotics (5 kg of hashish or opium, and more than 30 grams of heroin, codeine or methadone). 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. Aminollah's defence.


The court condemned Mr. Aminollah to death and, after the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court, he was executed in the presence of the victim's family and court officials in the Kashan prison on October 12 , 1997.

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