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One Person’s Story

Bahman Naqavi


Age: 22
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 15, 1980
Location of Killing: Meshgin Shahr, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Sexual Offense

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Bahman Naqavi, a civil servant for the Ministry of Education in Meshgin Shahr, was reported in the Ettela'at daily (February 16, 1980).

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 validity of the criminal charges brought against these defendants cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on Mr. Naqavi’s trial.


Mr. Naqavi was charged with pedophilia involving a seven-year-old boy.

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. Naqavi's defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Meshgin Shahr sentenced Mr. Naqavi to death. The sentence was carried out at 3 in the morning.

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