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One Person’s Story

Mokhtar Nakhjavani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: November, 1981
Location of Killing: Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder; Homosexual rape

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mokhtar Nakhjavani, son of Gholam Hossein and resident of Bonab (East Azarbaijan province), was announced in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on December 1, 1981.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Mr. Noruzi was charged with “the despicable act of homosexual rape and murder after the act”.

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.


No information is available on his defense.


Mr. Mokhtar Nakhjavani was condemned to death and executed. The details of the execution and the verdict are not known.

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