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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Rasul E'temadikhah


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 11, 2015
Location of Killing: Taybad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug related offense

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mohammad Rasul E’temadikhah, along with nine others, was published on the website of HRANA (Human Rights Activists News Agency) on January 21, 2015. According to HRANA, the official media of the Islamic Republic did not report this execution so far.           

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on Mr. E’temadikhah’s arrest and detention.


No information is available on Mr. E’temadikhah’s trial. 


The charge against Mr. E’temadikhah was announced as "related to narcotics."

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 Mr. E’temadikhah. 


No information is available on Mr. E’temadikhah's defense.    


Mr. Mohammad Rasul E’temadikhah was hanged in the Tayebad Prison on January 11, 2015. No specific information is available about this execution.    

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