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One Person’s Story

Qolaqa Naru'i


Nationality: Afghanistan
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 25, 1987
Location of Killing: Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Unspecified offense

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Qolaqa Naru’i, a citizen of Afghanistan, along with two others, was reported by the public relations office of the Supreme Judicial Council and announced in the Kayhan newspaper on October 25, 1987.

Arrest and detention

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


Mr. Naru’i was tried at the Penal Court of Zahedan. No other information is available on the trial.


According to this report, Mr. Naru’i was charged with 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

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Naru’i’s defense.


Penal Court of Zahedan sentenced Mr. Naru’i to death. He and two other men were hanged in the central prison of Zahedan at 5 a.m. on October 25, 1987 in the presence of a representative of the Public Prosecution Office and Head of the Police Department.

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