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One Person’s Story

Nazar Ali Gudarzi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: November 24, 1980
Location of Killing: Borujerd, Lorestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Nazar Ali Gudarzi and two others was announced by the head of the Communication and News Unit of Boroujerd’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards [Pasdaran] in an interview with Pars News Agency. The Jomhuri Eslami daily published the news (November 24, 1980).

Arrest and detention

The announcement provided no information on the circumstances of Mr. Gudarzi’s arrest and detention.


No specific information about the trial is available.


Based on the announcement, Mr. Gudarzi was charged with “participation in an altercation that resulted in the murder of six individuals four months ago in the village of Jujeh Heidar.”

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

There is no information available on the evidence presented against the defendant.


The report provided no information about the defendant’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Boroujerd sentenced Mr. Gudarzi to death and the verdict was confirmed by the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of the Center (Tehran). He was executed at 11:20 a.m. on Monday.

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