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One Person’s Story

Ali Fahimi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 19, 1980
Location of Killing: Revolutionary Guards Headquarters, Bushehr, Bushehr Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Drug trafficking; Corruption on earth

About this Case

The execution of Mr.Ali Fahimi was reported by the correspondent of Jomhuri Eslami daily in Bushehr (August 19, 1980).

Arrest and detention

There is no information available on Mr. Fahimi’s arrest and detention.


No information about the circumstances of the trial is available.


The defendant was charged with “selling and buying drugs”.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendent 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

According to the report, the verdict was based on “the defendant’s own confessions and the fact that he had been imprisoned nine times before for drug-related charges.”


No information on the accused’s defense is available.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Bushehr declared Mr. Fahimi a “corruptor” and sentenced him to death and confiscation of property. He was executed in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards (Pasdaran) Headquarters in Bushehr.

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