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One Person’s Story

Farshad Ja'fari


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March 15, 2015
Location of Killing: Central Prison (Adelabad), Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug related offense

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Farshad Ja’fari was published on the website of HRANA (Human Rights Activists News Agency) on March 16, 2015.  

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Ja’fari’s arrest and detention are not known.


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Shiraz tried Mr. Ja’fari. No information is available on his trial.


According to HRANA, the charge brought against Mr. Ja’fari was announced as “crimes 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 does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against Mr. Ja’fari.


No information is available on Mr. Ja’fari’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Shiraz condemned Mr. Farshad Ja’fari to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged at the Adelabad Prison yard in Shiraz on March 15, 2015. 

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