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One Person’s Story

Karim Gholami

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: June 25, 1981
Location: Central Prison (Dizelabad), Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Counter revolutionary offense; Adultery; Homosexual act

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Karim Gholami, son of Ahmad, along with two other individuals was announced in the Kayhan newspaper on June 27, 1981.

Arrest and detention

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

Trial

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

Charges

There is no exact information on the personal charges brought against him. The news story mentions the collective charge against and two other individuals as “adultery, sodomy, and counter-Revolutionary activities.”

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. 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.

Defense

No information is available on Mr. Gholami defense.

Judgment

The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Kermanshah condemned Mr. Karim Gholami to death. He was executed on June 25, 1981 at Dizel Abad prison.

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