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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 2005
Location of Killing: Borujerd, Lorestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug possession

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Seifollah was announced in the website of the Jam-e Jam newspaper on July 29, 2005.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charge against Mr. Seifollah is mentioned as “carrying 4 kilograms heroin”.

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. Each year, Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, 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. Seifollah's defense.


No information is available on the detail of this execution. According to JameJam, the ruling was issued by Branch one of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Borujerd. Then, the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. The defendant was hanged in Qiam square of Borujerd (Lorestan province). There is no date of execution in the report.

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