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One Person’s Story

Iraj Khosravi Setizi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 31, 1985
Location of Killing: Kerman, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug related offense; Drug trafficking; Corruption on earth

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Iraj Khosravi Setizi, along with six others, was reported in the Kayhan Daily on February 2, 1985.

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

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. Khosravi Setizi was charged with “organizing an armed drug-trafficking gang, dealing and distributing 2200 kg of opium and weapon trading.”

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. Khosravi Setizi’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Kerman declared Mr. Khosravi Setizi a corruptor on earth and sentenced him to death. Having been confirmed by the Islamic Revolution’s Supreme Court, the sentence was carried out in the prison of the Police Headquarters at night.

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