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One Person’s Story

Amrullah Purhabib


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January, 1982
Location of Killing: Babol, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Sexual Offense; Corruption on earth

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Amrullah Purhabib was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on January 26, 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.


Mr. Purhabib was reportedly charged with “the hideous act of incest and immorality.”

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

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


No information is available on Mr. Purhabib's defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Babol declared Mr. Purhabib a corruptor on earth and sentenced him to death. The sentence was carried out.

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