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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 21, 2010
Location of Killing: Shahr-e Kord, Chaharmahal Va-Bakhtiari Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug possession

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown individual was published on the website of IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency) on July 21, 2010, quoting the Deputy of the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Chaharmahal-va-Bakhtiari.

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 the defendant were announced as "having a previous record, and recovery [possession] of 730 grams of heroin and 95 grams of hashish."

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 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 the defendant to death and the ruling was confirmed by the General Public Prosecutor. He was hanged in Shahr-e-kord on July 21, 2010.

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