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One Person’s Story

Habibollah Taher Moradi


Age: 37
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April 21, 2007
Location of Killing: Sanandaj, Kordestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Habibollah Taher Moradi, along with another person, was published on the website of the Human Rights Organization of Kurdistan (Ensaniat) on April 21, 2007.      

Arrest and Detention

According to the above source, Mr. Taher Moradi was arrested in 2005.  There is no specific information on Mr. Taher Moradi’s arrest and detention.


No information is available on Mr. Taher Moradi’s trial.     


The charges against Mr. Taher Moradi were announced as "distribution and selling 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 report of this execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information is available on the Taher Moradi 's defense.    


The court condemned Mr. Habibollah Taher Moradi to death and the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court. He was hanged in the Sanandaj Central prison on April 21, 2007.         




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