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One Person’s Story

Akhtar Ameh Naru'i


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April 26, 1990
Location of Killing: Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Drug trafficking; Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups; Acting against state's security

About this Case

The execution of Ms. Akhtar Ameh Naru'i was acknowledged in a list provided to the Special representative of the United Nation's Commission on Human Rights, Professor Reynaldo Galindo Pohl, by the Government of Iran This list was published in a 1990 Report of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations on The Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. A/45/697.

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.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. However, it has been reported to the special representative: "That trials before Islamic revolutionary courts have usually taken place in secret, sometimes inside prisons, that defendants have not usually enjoyed the right to be represented by a lawyer, and often have not even been made aware that the proceedings were in fact a trial and not an interrogation session."


Ms. Narouie was charged with "Activity against the security of the country, co-operation with armed rebels and drug traffickers, and participation in armed conflict..." The UN reports indicates that :"the source of the information presumed that his arrest, as well as the arrest of a group of other persons, was related to an incident in which a Government opponent, of whom the defendent was a relative, was smuggled out of the Islamic Republic of Iran...."

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Ms. Narui's defense.


Ms. Narou'i was sentenced to death in the city of Zahedan. No further information is available on the sentence and the execution.

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