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One Person’s Story


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 25, 2007
Location of Killing: Central Prison, Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking; Murder; Sedition and/ or threat to public security

About this Case

News of the execution of seventeen individuals, sixteen of them unknown, was published on the websites of Taftan News Agency and Baluchestan People’s Party on December 26, 2007.

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on the defendants’ arrest and detention.


No information is available on the defendants’ trial.


According to the reporter of Taftan in Zahedan, these 17 defendants were collectively charged with “sedition, dealing narcotics, creating traffic, and murder.”

The validity of the criminal charges brought against these defendants 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. 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 theses executions does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendants.


No information is available on the defense.


No specific information is available about the defendants’ execution. These defendants were hanged in the Zahedan Central Prison on December 25, 2007.

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