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One Person’s Story

Jabbar M.


Nationality: Afghanistan
Religion: Presumed Muslim


Date of Killing: July 22, 2007
Location of Killing: Delijan, Markazi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Jabbar M., along with another individual, both of whom were citizens of Afghanistan, was published on the website of the Fars news agency on July 23, 2007 quoting the Social and Advisory Assistant of the Security Headquarters of the Central Province.

Arrest and Detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. According to the Fars news agency report, the defendants were arrested by the security forces of Delijan (Sistan and Baluchestan province) in 2006.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charges against Mr. Jabbar M. were announced as "carrying and importing heroin."

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 does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. M.’s defense.


The circumstances of this defendant’s execution are not known. According to the above source, Mr. Jabbar M. was hanged in the Delijan prison yard after due process.

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