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One Person’s Story

Abdollah Gorji


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 15, 1997
Location of Killing: Kordestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder

About this Case

Mr. Abdollah Gorji’s execution was announced in the Kayhan newspaper on June 16, 1997. This news was also published on the website of the Hamshahri newspaper with the name of Abdollah Garmi.

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 charge against Mr. Abdollah Gorji was announced as "murder." According to the newspapers' report, in March of 1997, the defendant attempted a robbery from the house of a policeman, Sirus Khodadadi in Qarveh (Kordestan province); but he was confronted with resistance and after a fight, he killed the victim with blows of a knife.

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 Mr. Abdollah Gorji's defense.


The court condemned Mr. Abdollah Gorji to death and after the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court, he was executed in the presence of the victim's family in Qarveh on June 15, 1997.

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