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One Person’s Story

Bahador Naru'i


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 3, 2009
Location of Killing: Central Prison, Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Corruption on earth; War on God

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Bahador Naru’i, along with another person, was reported by many news sources, including Sistan and Baluchestan ISNA News Website, ISCA News, Radio Baluchi, and Aftab Newspaper (January 3, 2009).

According to available information, Mr. Naru’i’s case was related to armed robbery and drug.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Naru’i’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on his trial.


The charges brought against Mr. Naru’i were “waging war on God” and “spreading corruption on Earth”.  The way he did this was “armed robbery, disturbing people’s security, importing 300 grams of drugs and addiction to crystal meth”.

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 does not contain information regarding the evidence providedagainst the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Naru’i’s defense.


The court sentenced Mr. Naru’i to death by hanging.  The Supreme Court approved this verdict (Aftab News Website).  Mr. Naru’i was executed, along with another person, on the morning of January 3, 2009, in the Central Prison of Zahedan. 

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