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One Person’s Story

M. B.


Age: 43
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 14, 2015
Location of Killing: Rasht Prison (Lakan), Rasht, Gilan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. M. B., along with another person, was published on the website of Gilan Provincial Courthouse, quoting the Public Relations’ Office of this courthouse on February 14, 2015. Mr. M. B., son of Khosro, was born in Gilan. 

Arrest and Detention

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


No information is available on Mr. M. B.’s trial.  


The charges against Mr. M. B. were announced as "having a criminal record, stewardship in transportation and possession of 15 kilograms of opium and 4 kilograms and 860 grams of heroin."        

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. M. B.


No information is available on Mr. M. B.'s defense.    


The court condemned Mr. M. B. to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. Twice the Amnesty and Pardon Commission denied the defendant’s pardon request. He was hanged in the Rasht Central Prison on February 14, 2015.          

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