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One Person’s Story

Iraj Babajani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 28, 1984
Location of Killing: Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Armed robbery; Possession of arms

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Iraj Babajani, along with 4 others, was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on June 30, 1984. The report quoted the public relations of the Islamic Revolution’s Public Prosecutor’s Office in Tehran.

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. Babajani was charged with “9 counts of armed robbery, 2 counts of attempted armed robbery and storing an unauthorized firearm.”

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.


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


The 6th division of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Tehran sentenced Mr. Babajani to death. The sentence was carried out in the afternoon.

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