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One Person’s Story


Age: 30
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 25, 1981
Location of Killing: Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Homosexual act

About this Case

The execution of this person, another with another young man, was announced in a communiqué of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Shiraz, reported by the Pars news agency and published in the Enqelab Eslami newspaper on February 26, 1981. According to this report, the communiqué refused to name the individuals “in order to respect the family honor and professional reputation of their family members”.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial other than he was tried at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Shiraz.


This individual was charged “several counts of committing the lewd act of sodomy.”

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 authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. 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 his defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Shiraz condemned these two individuals, charged with “sodomy”, to death. They were executed by a firing squad on February 25, 1981.

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