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One Person’s Story

Gholam Hossein Mostafapur


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 20, 1984
Location of Killing: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking; Drug possession; Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense; Membership of anti-regime guerilla group

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Gholam Hossein Mostafapur, along with twenty-five others, was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on August 21, 1984.

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. Mostafapur was charged with “being actively involved in supplying and distributing heroin, possessing 269 gm of heroin when arrested, supplying, distributing and selling several kilograms of heroin, being convicted 11 times, collaboration with the banned Kordestan Democratic Party and surrendering one of the revolutionary guards of the committee in 14th district to them.”

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. Mostafapur's defense.


The Anti-Narcotics Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal sentenced Mr. Mostafapur to death. The sentence was carried out at dawn.

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