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One Person’s Story

Azizollah Gholami Nasab


Age: 23
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 1997
Location of Killing: Central Prison, Ilam, Ilam Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Azizollah Gholami Nasab was announced in the Kayhan newspaper on November 12, 1997.

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 it took place in Ilam.


The charge against Mr. Gholami Nasab was announced as “murdering Ali Zaman Darabi with a knife in the village of Marbareh in Ilam province in April, 1996.”

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. Gholami Nasabss defense.


The court condemned Mr. Azizollah Gholami Nasab to death and he was hanged in Ilam prison yard in the presence of the victim’s family and the judicial officials.

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