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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 24, 2010
Location of Killing: Sari, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug related offense

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown man was published on the website of Mazandaran Courthouse on February 24, 2010.

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on the defendant’s arrest and detention. According to the source, the defendant was arrested in Mazandaran.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. This trial took place at the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Sari.


The charges against this defendant were announced as "transportation and distribution 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 evidence presented against the defendant was announced as "distribution of 6 kilograms of heroin."


No information is available on the defendant's defence.


The court condemned the defendant to death. He was hanged at Lajvardi Rehabilitation and Training Center in Sari on February 24, 2010.

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