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One Person’s Story

Ebrahim Tork


Nationality: Afghanistan
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 1983
Location of Killing: Behshahr, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: War on God; Murder; Corruption on earth; Armed robbery

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ebrahim Tork, along with three others, was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on August 10, 1983.

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. Tork was reportedly charged with “entering Iran illegally, organizing a gang of armed robbers and robbing people's houses with arms which led to the murder of two persons in one case and physical disability in another.”

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. Thousands of alleged drug traffickers have been sentenced to death 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. Tork's defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Behshahr declared Mr. Tork an enemy of God and a corruptor on earth and sentenced him to death. Having been confirmed by the Supreme Judicial Council, the sentence was carried out.

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