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One Person’s Story

Abdolmohammad Piruzi Nureddin


Age: 35
Nationality: Afghanistan
Religion: Presumed Muslim


Date of Killing: November 15, 1987
Location of Killing: Mashhad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Unspecified offense; Drug trafficking

About this Case

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Abdolmohammad Piruzi Nureddin, born in and resident of Afghanistan, along with four other individuals, was reported in the Kayhan daily on November 15, 1987.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Piruzi Nureddin’s arrest and detention are not known.


There is no information regarding this trial.


Mr. Piruzi Nureddin was charged with “being highly active in a drug-dealing gang while armed, participation in transporting and distributing 110 sacks of opium, starting to distribute 50 kg of heroin as well as participation in importing weapons.”

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. Thousands of alleged drug traffickers have been sentenced to death 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

No information is available concerning the evidence presented against the accused.


No information is available concerning Mr. Piruzi Nureddin’s defense.


The Islamic Revolution’s Public Prosecutor’s Office in Mashad declared Mr. Abdolmohammad Piruzi Nureddin a corruptor on earth and sentenced him to death. The Supreme Court and the Supreme Judicial Council approved the sentence. Mr. Piruzi Nureddin was executed in public at 6 a.m. on November 15, 1987.

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