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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 30, 2010
Location of Killing: Shirvan, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown individual, along with another person, was published on the websites of the Khorasan-Shomali Courthouse and Iscanews on May 31, 2010, quoting the Revolutionary Public Prosecutor of Shirvan.

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on the defendant’s arrest and detention. According to this report, the defendant was arrested in Khorasan-Shomali.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. This trial took place at the Revolutionary Court of Shirvan.


The charge against the defendant was announced as “transportation of 5 kilograms of methamphetamine.”

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 defendant.


No information is available on the defendant’s defence.


The court condemned this defendant to death and the ruling was confirmed by the General Public Prosecutor. The defendant’s request for pardon was rejected by the Pardon Commission of the Judiciary. He was hanged in Shirvan on May 30, 2010.

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