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One Person’s Story

Mansur Yusefi Hashtiani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 3, 2015
Location of Killing: Orumieh Prison, Orumieh, Azarbaijan-e Gharbi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking; Drug possession

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mansur Yusefi Hashtiani was published on the website of Mafnews on August 4, 2015. He was a Kurd from the Kolhar Village near Orumieh in the Azarbaijan-e Gharbi province.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Yusefi Hashtiani was detained in Section 15 of the Orumieh Central Prison. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on Mr. Yusefi Hashtiani’s trial.


The charges brought against Mr. Yusefi Hashtiani were announced as “transportation and selling narcotics.” No specific information is available on his 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 the Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges, including drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences, against their opponents (including political, civil society activists, as well as unionists and ethnic and religious minorities). 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. Yusefi Hashtiani.


No information is available on Mr. Yusefi Hashtiani’s defense.


Mr. Mansur Yusefi Hashtiani was hanged in the Orumieh Central Prison on August 3, 2015. He had been transferred to solitary confinement since April 19, 2015. No specific information is available about this execution.

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