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One Person’s Story

Qorban Vajdi

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married

Case

Date of Killing: September 10, 1979
Location: Tabas, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Adultery

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Qorban Vajdi and a woman was reported by the correspondent of the Enqelab Eslami newspaper (September 12, 1979).

Arrest and detention

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

Trial

No information is available on the defendant’s trial.

Charges

Mr. Vajdi and his co-defendant were charged with “several counts of adultery.”

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.

Defense

No information is available on his defense.

Judgment

The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Tabas (Yazd Province) sentenced Mr. Vajdi to death. He was executed at 5:30 a.m. on September 10, 1979.

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