Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Amir Qa'emi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April 4, 2015
Location of Killing: Zabol, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Amir Qa’emi was published on the websites of Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran and HRANA (Human Rights Activists News Agency) on April 4, 2015. 

Arrest and Detention

According to the report by Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran, Mr. Qa’emi had been imprisoned for eight years in Section One of Zabol Central Prison There is no specific information on his arrest and detention.


No information is available on Mr. Qa’emi’s trial. 


The charge against Mr. Qa’emi was announced as "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 did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against Mr. Qa’emi.


No information is available on Mr. Qa’emi’s defense.      


Mr. Amir Qa’emi was hanged in Zabol Prison on April 4, 2015. According to HRANA, Mr. Qa’emi had been transferred to the solitary confinement on April 1, 2015.

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