Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

https://www.iranrights.org
Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
One Person’s Story

Setad Gargij

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: June 29, 1980
Location: Mashhad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Setad Gargij and 12 other individuals was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily (June 29, 1980)

Arrest and detention

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

Trial

According to the report, the head of the Special Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal for Combating Drugs and Narcotics traveled to Khorasan to examine the cases presented to the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunals of this state. The court session lasted 16 uninterrupted hours.

Charges

Based on the report, Mr. Gargij was charged with “being a professional smuggler.”

The validity of the criminal charges brought against defendants 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. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

The report mentioned that Mr. Gargij had tried to bribe the anti-narcotics task force with 220,000 Tomans.

Defense

No information is available on the accused’s defense.

Judgment

Based on the report, Mr. Gargij was sentenced to death.

Correct/ Complete This Entry