Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Abdorrahman B.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 15, 2007
Location of Killing: Hormozgan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Abdorrahman B., along with another person, was published on the websites of Fars News Agency and Police Information Base on May 15, and ISNA (Iranian Students News Agency) on May 16, 2007.

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on the defendant’s arrest and detention. He was arrested in July of 2004.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. According to the media reports, this case was twice remanded to the Revolutionary Court of Bandar Khamir for problems issued by the Supreme Court.


The charge against this person was announced as “carrying 20 kilograms of 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 did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against the defendants.


No information is available on the defense.


The court condemned Mr. Abdorrahman B. to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in Bandar Khamir (Hormozgan Province) on May 15, 2007.

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