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One Person’s Story

Reza Bigham


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 29, 2015
Location: Bam, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug related offense

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Reza Bigham was published on the website of HRANA (Human Rights Activists News Agency) on January 31, 2015. Official media did not publish news of this execution.    

Arrest and Detention

According to the report, Mr. Bigham was detained for 12 years. There is no specific information on his arrest and detention.


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Kerman tried Mr. Bigham. No information is available on his trial. 


The charges against Mr. Bigham were announced as "transportation and participation in supplying 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 Mr. Bigham. 


No information is available on Mr. Bigham's defense.    


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Kerman condemned Mr. Reza Bigham to death. The ruling was carried out after 12 years on Thursday January 29, 2015 when he was hanged at the Bam Prison yard.     

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