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One Person’s Story

Abdolrahman Gargij

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: October 24, 1983
Location: Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Drug trafficking; Drug related offense

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Abdolrahman Gargij, along with 19 others, was announced in a communiqué from the public relations office of the Islamic Revolution’s Public Prosecutor’s Office in Sistan and Baluchestan. The communiqué was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami Daily on October 25, 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 “having contacts with armed drug- trafficking gangs, and being consistently and actively involved in the purchase and distribution of both narcotics and weapons.”

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

The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Sistan and Baluchestan sentenced Mr. Gargij to death. Having been confirmed by the Supreme Court, the sentence was carried out in the Islamic Revolutionary Committee at 1 a.m.

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