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One Person’s Story

Unknown

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: January 1, 2015
Location: Kerman, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug related offense

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown individual, along with 12 others, was published on the website of HRANA (Human Rights Activists News Agency) on January 2, 2015.  According to this report, the official media in Iran did not report these executions.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of the defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.

Trial

No information is available on the defendant’s trial.

Charges

The charge brought against the defendant 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 does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.

Defense

No information is available on the defendant’s defense.

Judgment

This defendant was hanged, along with six other individuals, in Shahab Prison in Kerman on January 1, 2015.

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