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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Unknown
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 16, 2015
Location of Killing: Gohardasht Prison, Karaj, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Unknown charge; Drug trafficking; Drug possession

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown person, along with 24 others, was published in the Iran newspaper on June 17 2015.  

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of the defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


According to the newspaper report, these defendants were tried in Revolutionary and Public Courts. No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charges brought against most of these defendants were announced as “transportating and trafficking narcotics.” No information is available on details of the defendant’s charge. 

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 defense.


The court condemned the defendant to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. The defendant’s pardon request was denied by the judiciary committee. The defendant was hanged at the Raja’ishahr Prison yard on June 16, 2015 in the morning. No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution.

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