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One Person’s Story

Parviz Jedi


Age: 45
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 15, 2007
Location of Killing: Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Parviz Jedi, along with another person, was published on the websites of Fars News Agency and Police Information Base on May 15, and ISNA (Iranian Students News Agency) on May 16, 2007.

Arrest and Detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. This trial took place in Branch One of the Revolutionary Court of Bandar Abbas.


The charges against Mr. Parviz Jedi were announced as “purchasing, carrying, and possessing 297 kilograms of hashish and 124 grams of opium, selling 50 kilograms of hashish, and having a record of previous conviction.”

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

According to the Fars News Agency, “based on the case, the defendant loaded 297 kilograms of hashish in Iranshahr and hid this in a house in Bandar Abbas. He confessed to purchasing it from a Pakistani man for a Peykan car and 26 million Tomans.”

International human rights organizations have repeatedly condemned the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for its systematic use of severe torture and solitary confinement to obtain confessions from detainees and have questioned the authenticity of confessions obtained under duress. In the case of political detainees, these confessions are, at times, televised. The National Television broadcasts confessions during which prisoners plead guilty to vague and false charges, repent and renounce their political beliefs, and/or implicate others. Human rights organizations have also pointed to the pattern of retracted confessions by those prisoners who are freed.


No information is available on the defense.


The court condemned Mr. Parviz Jedi to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged at the Nakhle-Nakhoda intersection in Bandar Abbas on May 15, 2007.

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