Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 25, 2015
Location of Killing: Central Prison (Nedamatgah), Karaj, Alborz Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug related offense

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown person, along with two others, was sent to the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation by an informed source on January 26, 2015.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this unknown person’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charges brought against this unknown person were announced as “offenses 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 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 the defendant.  


No information is available on the defendant’s defense.


This unknown person was hanged, along with two others, at the Nedamatgah Markazi in Karaj on January 25, 2015. 

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