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One Person’s Story

Habib Gargij

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: December 18, 1983
Location: Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Drug trafficking; Drug possession

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Habib Gargij, along with twelve others, was announced in a communiqué by the Islamic Revolution’s Committee in Sistan and Baluchestan. The communiqué was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on December 20, 1983.

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. Gargij was reportedly charged with “being actively involved in the production and distribution of heroin with major traffickers and participation in buying and transporting 3700 gm of 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

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

Defense

No information is available on Mr. Gargij’s defense.

Judgment

According to this report, Mr. Gargij was executed. The Tribunal which issued his death sentence was not specified.

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