Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Ahmad Narimani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 21, 1979
Location of Killing: Mashhad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Rape

About this Case

The information regarding Mr. Ahmad Narimani’s execution along with 6 others was drawn from Kayhan Daily on 22 December 1979.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Narimani’s arrest and detention are not known.


The Revolutionary Tribunal of Mashhad tried Mr. Narimani.


Kayhan Daily reported Mr. Narimani’s charges as “raping his close relatives”.

Evidence of guilt

No information is available concerning the evidence presented against the defandant.


No information is available concerning Mr. Naser’s defense and it is not clear if he had the opportunity to defend himself effectively, for example whether he had access to a lawyer or the possibility to summon witnesses in his favor, etc. 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. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.


The Revolutionary Tribunal of Mashhad sentenced Mr. Narimani to death. This verdict was carried out at dawn on 21 December 1979.

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