Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Abbas Gudarzi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 31, 1980
Location of Killing: Khoramabad, Lorestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Abbas Gudarzi and two others was reported by the correspondent of the Jomhuri Eslami daily in Khoramabad (August 4, 1980).

Arrest and detention

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


There is no information available on the defendant’s trial.


Based on the report, Mr. Gudarzi was charged with “being one of the drug distributors and famous dealers of the region.”

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. 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 based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

The report contains no information regarding the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Gudarzi’s defense.


The Special Tribunal for Drugs and Narcotics sentenced Mr. Gudarzi to death. He was executed at dawn.

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