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One Person’s Story

Morad Dashtguri


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: August 30, 1979
Location of Killing: Bushehr, Bushehr Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Adultery

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Morad Dashtguri and another individual from the Mazare’i village was reported by the correspondent of the Pars News Agency in Bushehr. The Kayhan daily of August 29, 1979 published the report. This execution was also reported in the Enqelab Eslami daily of September 1, 1979.

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.


Mr. Dashtguri was accused of adultery.

Evidence of guilt

The reports of this execution do not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on the defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Bushehr (also referred to in the Kayhan report as the Shari’a Court of Bushehr) sentenced Mr. Dashtguri to death.

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