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One Person’s Story

Jalil Garveie


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April 8, 1984
Location of Killing: Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Jalil Garveie, along with 24 others, was announced in a communiqué by the Anti-Narcotics Section of the Public Prosecutor’s Office. The communiqué was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on April 9, 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 communiqué, Mr. Garveie was charged with “being actively involved in the supply and distribution of narcotics.”

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

According to this report, Mr. Garveie was “storing 208.5 g of heroin and 9.5 g of opium when he was arrested, and has 18 previous convictions.”


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


The Anti-Narcotics Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal sentenced Mr. Garveie to death. After being confirmed by the Supreme Court, the sentence was carried out at dawn.

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