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One Person’s Story

Taj Mohammad Maleki


Nationality: Afghanistan
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April 25, 1985
Location of Killing: Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Taj Mohammad Maleki, along with 21 others, was reported in the Kayhan Daily on April 28, 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. Maleki was charged with “being consistently involved in supplying and distributing narcotics.”

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. Maleki’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Zahedan sentenced Mr. Maleki to death. Having been confirmed by the Supreme Judicial Council, the sentence was carried out in the Islamic Penitentiary of Zahedan’s Police Headquarters at 22:40 p.m.

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