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One Person’s Story


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 23, 1983
Location of Killing: Bakhtaran, Bakhtaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The execution of this unnamed defendant, along with three others, was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on May 23, 1983. The news of the execution was based on a communiqué by the Revolutionary Tribunal of Bakhtaran but the text of the communiqué was not published.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


This unnamed defendant was reported to be charged with 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’s authorities have brought trumped up charges against their political opponents and executed them for 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. 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 the defendant.


No information is available on this unnamed defendant's defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Bakhtaran sentenced this unnamed defendant to death. The sentence was carried out.

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