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One Person’s Story

Ali Sa'idi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 10, 1982
Location of Killing: Neyshabur, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Acts incompatible with chastity; Drug trafficking

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ali Sa'idi, along with two others, was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily, quoting the public relations of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps of the fourth district in Mashad on January 14, 1982.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to this report, Mr. Sa'idi's charges are not specified, he and two other convicts are generally charged with “immorality, acts incompatible with chastity and dealing opium and other narcotics.”

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 hundreds of alleged common criminals are convicted 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 of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Sa'idi's defense.


The Islamic Tribunal of Neyshabur sentenced Mr. Sa'idi to death. Being confirmed by the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal, the sentence was carried out at dawn.

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