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One Person’s Story

Baba Soleimanian


Age: 20
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 15, 1985
Location of Killing: Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Baba Soleimanian was reported in the Kayhan Daily on January 24, 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. Soleimanian was charged with murder.

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. Each year, Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, 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. It notes however that the defendant had committed the crime after the family of the girl he loved and wanted to marry rejected him.


No information is available on Mr. Soleimanian’s defense.


Tabriz’s Penal Court I sentenced Mr. Soleimanian to death. The sentence was carried out by one of the victim’s relatives in the premises of the gendarmerie at dawn.

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