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One Person’s Story


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March 15, 2007
Location of Killing: Central Prison, Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

News of the execution of two unknown individuals was published on the website of the Khabar Network on March 15, 2007, quoting the Public Relations Office of the Sistan and Baluchestan Provincial Court.

Arrest and Detention

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


No information is available on the defendants’ trial.


The charge against the defendants was announced as “smuggling narcotics such as heroin.”

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. 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 these executions does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendants.


No information is available on the defense.


According to Khabar Network, the court condemned these defendants to death, and after the supreme judiciary officials confirmed the ruling, they were executed in the Zahedan Central prison on March 15, 2007.

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