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One Person’s Story

Farshid Y.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: April, 2011
Location of Killing: Central Prison (Vakilabad Prison), Mashhad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Drug related offense

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Farshid Y. was published on the websites of RAHNA news agency and the Human Rights Reporter Committee on April 19, 2011.    

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on the defendant’s arrest and detention. This defendant had been imprisoned in Mashhad prison since 2007.  


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.      


The charge against Mr. Farshid Y. was announced as "drug trafficking."          

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). Each year Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted and executed 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 the defendant.


No information is available on the defendant's defense.    


No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution. The court condemned Mr. Farshid Y. to death and he was hanged at Vakilabad prison in Mashhad in April of 2011 without informing his family. After his execution, prison officials contacted his family to go to the prison for his body. Mr. Farshid’s wife and two children resided in Talesh, Gilan.             

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