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One Person’s Story

Marzieh Hosseinzehi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 26, 2015
Location of Killing: Kerman, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug related offense

About this Case

News of the execution of Ms. Marzieh Hosseinzehi, along with three others, was published on the website of HRANA (Human Rights Activists News Agency) on February 28, 2015.  

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Ms. Hosseinzehi’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on Ms. Hosseinzehi’s trial.


The charge brought against Ms. Hosseinzehi was announced as “related to narcotics.” No information is available on the details of this charge.       

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 Ms. Hosseinzehi.


No information is available on Ms. Hosseinzehi’s defense.


Ms. Marzieh Hosseinzehi was hanged, along with three others, in Kerman Prison on February 26, 2015. There is no information on the details of this execution.

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