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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February - March, 2007
Location of Killing: Torbat-e Heydarieh, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Drug possession

About this Case

News of the execution of an individual identified as “H.” was published on the website of the Resalat newspaper on March 13, 2007, quoting the Public Relations’ Office of Khorasan Razavi Court House.      

Arrest and Detention

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


This trial took place in Branch One of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Torbate Heidarieh. No further information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charge against the defendant were announced as "transportation and possession of 7 kilograms and 900 grams of heroin (crystal)."       

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.


According to this report, his/her request for pardon was rejected by the Pardon Commission of Khorasan Razavi.  No further information is available about the defendant's defense.


The court condemned Mr./Ms. H. to death, the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court and carried out at the prison office location in Torbate Heidarieh.         


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