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One Person’s Story

Amanollah Purian


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 4, 2010
Location of Killing: Central Prison, Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Unspecified offense; War on God; Robbery; Drug trafficking; Drug possession; Corruption on earth; Assault and battery; Armed robbery

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Amanollah Purian, son of Malang, along with another person, was published on the websites of Sistan and Baluchestan Courthouse and Fars news agency on July 4, 2010, quoting the Public Relations Office of Sistan and Baluchestan Courthouse.

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 the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Zahedan.


The charges against Mr. Amanollah Purian were announced as "being Mohareb (fighter) and Mofsed (corruptor on Earth) by blocking roads, armed robbery, and creating intimidation and fear among public in Iranshahr, shooting at officials, participation in armed kidnapping, stealing a Peugeot 206 car, selling 60 kilograms of opium, addiction to opium, and illegally crossing the border."

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. 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 did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information is available on the defendant's defence.


The court condemned Mr. Amanollah Purian to death and the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Judiciary. He was hanged at the Zahedan central prison yard on July 4, 2010.

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