Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Esma'il Ayubi Jarami


Age: 41
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam (Sunni)
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: September 29, 2016
Location of Killing: Central Prison (Darya), Orumieh, Azarbaijan-e Gharbi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking
Age at time of alleged offense: 36

About this Case

The news and information regarding the execution of Mr. Esma'il Ayubi Jarami was sent to Abdorrahman Boroumand Center via two electronic forms by his acquaintances on December 21, 2017 and May 23, 2018. (ABC e-forms) In addition, news of the execution of Mr. Ayubi Jarami, along with seven* other individuals, was announced by the websites of Human Rights Activists News Agency – HRANA – and Iran Human Rights on September 29, 2016. Additional information on this case was obtained by the Abdorrahman Boroumand Center through independent research.

Mr. Ayubi Jarami was born in Orumieh in 1975. He was married and had five children. Mr. Ayubi Jarami used to live and work in Orumieh. He was self-employed, and was a gregarious and patient man (electronic form, December 21, 2017). The case of Mr. Ayubi Jarami pertains to illegal drugs. 

Arrest and detention

Mr. Ayubi Jarami was arrested in the city of Orumieh on the afternoon of November 8, 2011 (electronic forms, December 21, 2017; May 23, 2018). Mr. Ayubi Jarami served some of his prison term in Orumieh Central Prison (Darya) (HRANA and Iran Human Rights, September 29, 2016). However, there is no information available on the details of his arrest and detention. 


There is no information available on the details of the session or sessions of Mr. Ayubi Jarami’s trial. 


Mr. Ayubi Jarami was charged with “purchase and sale of illegal drugs” (HRANA and Iran Human Rights, September 29, 2016).

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). 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 and executed based on trumped-up charges is unknown. 

Evidence of guilt

There is no information available on the details of the evidence of guilt entered against Mr. Ayubi Jarami. 


There is no information available on the details of Mr. Ayubi Jarami’s defense. 


Mr. Esma'il Ayubi Jarami was hanged, along with seven other individuals, in Orumieh Central Prison (Darya) on the morning of September 29, 2016 (HRANA and Iran Human Rights, September 29, 2016).

Mr. Ayubi Jarami’s funeral services were held at the Mohammad Rasoulallah Mosque of the Band Village in West Azarbaijan (Abdorrahman Boroumand Center’s independent research). There is no further information available on the details of this execution.


* Ms. Moluk Nuri, Messrs. Behnam PirkuzadeganKaram KalshiQader MahmudiEfendi OmariKret(Reza) Ebdalzadeh, and Farhad Maleki

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