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One Person’s Story

Qodratollah Rudbari


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 25, 2015
Location of Killing: Kerman, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug related offense

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Qodratollah Rudbari, along with five others, was published on the website of Iran Human Rights Organization on January 26, 2015. This website updated the number of executed individuals on January 27, 2015. According to this update, the execution of two defendants was stopped and the prisoners returned to their cells. News of this execution was not reflected in the official media in Kerman province. 

Arrest and Detention

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


No information is available on Mr. Rudbari’s trial. 


According to the Iran Human Rights Organization report, the charge against Mr. Rudbari was announced as "related to 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. Rudbari. 


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


Mr. Qodratollah Rudbari was hanged at the Kerman Prison yard on January 25, 2015. ‌Before the execution, the families were informed and had a chance for their last visitations.         

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