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One Person’s Story

Jalil B.


Age: 36
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 5, 2010
Location of Killing: Mianeh, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking; Drug possession

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Jalil B., son of Khodakaram, was published on the website of Fars news agency on June 5, 2010, quoting the Head of Combating Narcotics Police in the Eastern Azarbaijan Province.

Arrest and Detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charges against Mr. Jalil B. were announced as "supply and distribution of narcotics."

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

The evidence presented against the defendant was announced as, “recovery of over 4 kilograms and 500 grams of crack [cocaine] and over 200 grams of opium from his home.”


No information is available on the defendant's defence.


The court condemned Mr. Jalil B. to death and he was hanged at the Mianeh prison yard on June 5, 2010. No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution. Mr. Jalil B. was 36 years old.

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