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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 22, 2007
Location of Killing: Yazd, Yazd Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder; Drug trafficking

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Ruhollah, from Jiroft, was published on the website of the Police Information Base on July 22, 2007.       

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on Mr. Ruhollah’s arrest and detention.


This trial took place in Branch One of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Yazd.  No  further information is available on Mr. Ruhollah’s trial.    


The charges against Mr. Ruhollah were announced as "armed transportation of more than 100 kilograms of opium, and murdering two police officers in 2000."       

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 Mr. Ruhollah. .


No information is available on  Mr. Ruhollah’s defense.    


The court condemned Mr. Ruhollah to death (two counts). He was hanged in public at Darvazeh Quran in Yazd on July 22, 2007.


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