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One Person’s Story

Omar Gol


Age: 40
Nationality: Afghanistan
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April, 1985
Location: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Omar Gol, citizen of Afghanistan, was reported in the Kayhan newspaper on April 8, 1985.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to this report, Mr. Gol was charged with first-degree murder.

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

According to the report, Mr. Gol “claimed that he had murdered his host in order to revenge his father’s blood.”


No information is available on Mr. Gol’s defense.


Mr. Gol was sentenced to death. The Supreme Court approved the sentence. He was hanged in Qasr prison in Tehran.

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