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One Person’s Story

Einollah Fazel Pakroshan


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 14, 1983
Location of Killing: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Einollah Fazel Pakroshan, along with eleven others, was announced in a communiqué by the Tribunal of the Anti-Narcotics Section of the Public Prosecutor’s Office. The communiqué was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on February 15, 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.


According to this report, Mr. Fazel Pakroshan was charged with “being actively involved in the production and distribution of opium and heroin.”

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

According to this report, Mr. Fazel Pakroshan had confessed to selling 100 gm of opium during 25 days and dealing heroin over a period of time.


No information is available on Mr. Fazel Pakroshan's defense.


The Tribunal of the Anti-Narcotics Section of the Public Prosecutor’s Office declared Mr. Fazel Pakroshan a corruptor on earth and sentenced him to death. Having been confirmed by the Supreme Court, the sentence was carried out.

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