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One Person’s Story

Mansur Heidari

About

Nationality: Unknown
Religion: Presumed Muslim

Case

Date of Killing: August 26, 2014
Location: Central Prison (Tohid), Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mansur Heidari, along with four others, was published on the website of HRANA (Human Rights Activists News Agency) on August 26, 2014.  

Arrest and detention

Mr. Heidari was transferred from either Section One, known as the Align Section, or Sections 2, 7, 8, or 11 to solitary confinement on August 25, 2014. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.

Trial

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

Charges

The charges brought against Mr. Heidari were announced as “transportation and possession of 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 the Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges, including drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences, against their opponents (including political, civil society activists, as well as unionists and ethnic and religious minorities). 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. Heidari.

Defense

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

Judgment

The court condemned Mr. Mansur Heidari to death. He was hanged in the Bandar-e Abbas Prison yard on August 26, 2014 in the morning. 

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