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One Person’s Story


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 20, 1980
Location of Killing: Kerman, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Sexual Offense; Drug trafficking; Murder; Robbery; Corruption on earth

About this Case

The execution of this unnamed person and 8 others was announced in a report by the correspondent of Pars News Agency in Kerman, published in the Jomhuri Eslami daily (June 21, 1980)

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. Thousands of alleged drug traffickers have been sentenced to death following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. 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 the circumstances of the defendant’s trial, except that the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Kerman held session on Thursday, June 19, 1980, to examine the cases of 33 drug smugglers, including that of this unnamed individual.


Based on the report, the defendants were collectively charged with the following: “carrying and distributing drugs, participating in the murder of a Revolutionary Guard, spreading prostitution, keeping alcoholic drinks, engaging in sexually dishonoring offenses, taking advantage of innocent children and raping them, and robbery.” The report does not specify the charges against each individual separately.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on the accused’s defense.


The religious judge of the Special Revolutionary Tribunal and the head of the Combat against Drugs and Narcotics sentenced this unnamed individual to death. The death sentence was carried out at dawn.

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