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One Person’s Story

Esma'il Majidi Mobaraki


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


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

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Esmaeel Majidi Mobaraki was announced by the public relations office of the Islamic Revolution’s Committee of Gilan and reported in the Kayhan Daily on June 25, 1985.

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. Majidi Mobaraki was charged with “being involved in drug business, distributing and dealing opium, persuading prisoners to distribute heroin in prison, addicting other prisoners to narcotics and corrupting the society.”

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. Majidi Mobaraki’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Rasht declared Mr. Majidi Mobaraki 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 public.

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