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One Person’s Story

Siamak Ranjbari


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April 13, 2015
Location of Killing: Central Prison (Dastgerd), Esfahan, Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug related offense

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Siamak Ranjbari, along with three other unknown individuals, was published on the website of HRANA (Human Rights Activists News Agency) on April 15, 2015. The official media in Iran did not report these executions.  

Arrest and detention

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


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


The charge brought against Mr. Ranjbari 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 Mr. Ranjbari.


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


Mr. Siamak Ranjbari was hanged in Esfahan Prison on April 13, 2015. There is no information on the details of this execution.

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