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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Purkhalizadeh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 1986
Location of Killing: Kerman, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohammad Purkhalilzadeh was reported in the Kayhan Daily on December 18, 1986.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Purkhalilzadeh arrest and detention are not known.


There is no information regarding this trial.


According to this report, Mr. Purkhalilzadeh was charged with “large-scale drug dealing and distribution.”

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

No information is available concerning the evidence presented against the accused.


No information is available concerning Mr. Purkhalilzadeh's defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Kerman sentenced Mr. Purkhalilzadeh to death. The sentence was carried out in Kerman Penitentiary.

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