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One Person’s Story

Kurosh Aminian

About

Age: 38
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married

Case

Date of Killing: January 17, 2015
Location: Zahedan Prison, Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Kurosh Aminian was published on the website of Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran on January 17, 2015. Additional information was taken from the website of HRANA (Human Rights Activists News Agency) on January 15, 2015. According to the existing information, Mr. Aminian, 38, was a truck driver from Qasr-e Shirin. He was married with two children.  

Arrest and detention

Mr. Aminian was detained for 4 years. On January 15, 2015, he was transferred to solitary confinement in the Zahedan Central Prison and lost all contacts with the outside world. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran) The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.

Trial

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

Charges

The charge brought against Mr. Aminian was announced as “offences related to narcotics.”  (HRANA)      

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. Aminian.

Defense

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

Judgment

Mr. Kurosh Aminian was hanged in the Zahedan Central Prison on January 17, 2015. According to the Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran, he had been once taken to solitary confinement for execution, but his execution was postponed at the last minute and his case was referred to the Supreme Court.  However, he was executed before the Supreme Court issued any ruling. 

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