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One Person’s Story

Kazem Kuhkesh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 29, 1980
Location of Killing: Zanjan, Zanjan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Religious offense; Drug trafficking

About this Case

The Special Drugs Division of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Zanjan, headed by Mr. Sadq Khalkhali, sentenced Mr. Kazem Kuhkesh to death allegedly for being a "famous and professional drug dealer" as well as "creating gambling houses" and other various unspecified charges. According to the communique, allegedly, Mr. Kukeshan had already spent most of his life in prison. He was executed at midnight.

Source : Tehran newspaper Jomhuri Eslami.

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