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One Person’s Story

Ali Reza Shokri Afshar

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: August 16, 1980
Location: Tabriz, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Sexual Offense; Robbery; Murder; Drug related offense; Sedition and/ or threat to public security; Plotting to overthrow the Islamic Republic; Corruption on earth

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ali Reza Shokri Afshar and five others was reported by the correspondent of the Jomhuri Eslami daily in Tabriz.

Arrest and detention

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

Trial

No specific information about the trial was provided.

Charges

Based on the report, the defendant was charged with “acting against the Islamic Republic government, shooting at innocent people and the revolutionary guards, spreading corruption and distributing opium, murder and plunder of people, kidnapping, armed robbery, martyring several revolutionary guards and army officers, and so forth.”

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 does not provide any information on the evidence presented against the defendant.

Defense

No information on the accused’s defense is available.

Judgment

The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Tabriz declared Mr. Shokri Afshar a “corruptor on earth” and sentenced him to death. The sentence was carried out at dawn.

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