Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Babollah Nuri Niaraq


Age: 45
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: July 11, 1996
Location of Killing: Raja’i Shahr (Gohardasht) Prison, Karaj, Alborz Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug related offense
Age at time of alleged offense: 39

About this Case

completed elementary education, during the six years he was in prison.

Information about the execution of Mr. Babollah Nuri Niaraq, son of Yadollah, was obtained through the electronic form sent to the Abdorrahman Boroumand Center by an informed person on February 28, 2018.

Mr. Nuri Niaraq was born in 1951 in the city of Ardabil. At his early childhood, his parents separated and his grandmother took care of him. Mr. Nuri Niaraq was married, with 9 children, and worked as a roofer.

Mr. Nuri Niaraq's case was related to “drug trafficking.” A few years after the 1979 revolution, Mr. Nuri Niaraq became addicted to drugs. Shortly after that, owing financial difficulties and his addiction to drugs, Mr. Nuri Niaraq started drug trafficking (in retail).

Arrest and detention

According to available information, Mr. Nuri Niaraq was arrested in 1990 in Tehran. There is no information available on the details of his arrest and detention.

During the six years Mr. Nuri Niaraq was in prison, he completed elementary education.


No information is available on Mr. Nuri Niaraq’s trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Nuri Niaraq is “drug trafficking.”

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution states that “60 kilograms of opium” was cited as evidence against Mr. Nuri Niaraq.


No information is available on Nuri Niaraq’s defense.


According to available information, Mr. Nuri Niaraq was sentenced to death. There is no information on the verdict leading to this execution.

Six years after his arrest, Mr. Babollah Nuri Niaraq was hanged on July 9, 1996 in Raja’i Shahr prison. His family was denied a final visit before the execution was carried out.

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