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One Person’s Story

Khalil Maqsudi

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: August 15, 1981
Location of Killing: Tabriz Prison, Tabriz, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Homosexual act

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Khalil Maqsudi, son of Qodrat, resident of Sarab (East Azarbaijan province) and two other individuals was announced in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on August 17, 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 Tabriz.

Charges

Mr. Maqsudi was charged with “act of sodomy and moral corruption.”

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 his defense.

Judgment

The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Tabriz condemned Mr. Khalil Maqsudi to death. He was executed at Tabriz prison in the evening of August 15, 1981.

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