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One Person’s Story

Ezzat Faramarzi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 10, 1979
Location of Killing: Kerman, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Armed robbery; Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ezzat Faramarzi and two others was reported by the correspondent of the Kayhan daily in Kerman (August 11, 1979). He is one of 438 victims listed in a report of Amnesty International dated March 13, 1980 (as an unnamed individual). The report lists defendants who were convicted by Revolutionary Tribunals in the period from their inception until 12 August 1979. The list of victims and charges is drawn from sources including translations of indictments, reports of trials carried out by local and foreign media and the bulletins of the official Pars News Agency reports.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The defendant was charged with "robbery and armed attack." The prosecutor mentioned that the defendant and his accomplices had "caused traffic jam and martyred two Revolutionary Guards."

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’s authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. Each year, Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on the defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Kerman declared Mr. Faramarzi a “corruptor on earth” and an “enemy of God” and sentenced him to death. The sentence was carried out immediately.

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