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One Person’s Story

Soltan'ali Salari


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: November 9, 1987
Location of Killing: Gurband Road, Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder; Robbery; Possession of arms

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Soltan’ali Salari was reported in the Kayhan daily on November 9, 1987.

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 the report, Mr. Salari was charged with “kidnapping, first-degree murder, stealing the murdered man’s car and storing unauthorized war weapons.”

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. Salari's defense.


Zahedan’s Penal Court sentenced Mr. Salari to death. Having been confirmed by the Supreme Court, the sentence was carried out on the road at 4 p.m.

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