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One Person’s Story

Einollah Golkari


Age: 55
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April 21, 2007
Location of Killing: Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Einollah Golkari, along with two others, was published on the websites of Jam-e jam and ISNA (Iranian Students News Agency) on April 21, the Iran newspaper on April 22, and the Etela’at newspaper on April 26, 2007, quoting the Public Relations Office of Hormozgan Court House.        

Arrest and Detention

According to the media reports, the defendant was arrested when transporting 3 kilograms of heroin and 90 kilograms of opium from Bandar Abbas to Mahshahr.


This trial took place in Branch Three of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Bandar Abbas. No further information is available on the defendant’s trial.    


The charge against Mr. Einollah Golkari was announced as "smuggling 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 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.


According to the Deputy of the Public Prosecutor in Bandar Abbas, the pardon request by the defendant was rejected by the Pardon Commission.     


The court condemned Mr. Einollah Golkari to death and confiscation of his properties. After the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court, he was hanged in public on April 21, 2007. Mr. Einollah Golkari was 55 years old.         

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