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One Person’s Story

Miyail Molayi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 14, 1980
Location of Killing: Tabriz, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Homosexual act; Drug related offense; Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Milayil Molayi and another person was reported by the Jomhuri Eslami daily correspondent in Tabriz (August 14, 1980).

Arrest and detention

No information is available on the circumstances of Mr. Molayi’s arrest and detention.


No information about the trial is available in the report.


Based on the report, the defendant’s charges were as follows: “repeated counts of sodomy, smuggling opium, and participation in stick-wielding for the Party of the Muslim People’s Republic”.

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 sentenced 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 did not provide any information on the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information on the accused’s defense is available.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Tabriz declared Mr. Molayi a “corruptor on earth” and sentenced him to death.

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