Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Ahmad Gorgij


Age: 38
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: March 14, 2022
Location of Killing: Central Prison (Adelabad), Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug related offense

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Ahmad Gorgij, along with 2 others*, was sent by an informed source to the Abdorrahman Boroumand Center on March 15, 2022.

Mr. Ahmad Gorgij was 38 years old and single.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Gorgij was detained in Adelabad prison on Shiraz. There is no further information regarding the circumstances of his arrest and detention.


No information is available on Mr. Gorgij’s trial.


According to the informed source, the charges against Mr. Gorgij were announced as “drug related”.

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 authorities have brought trumped-up charges, including drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences, against their opponents (including political, civil society activists, as well as unionists and ethnic and religious minorities). Thousands of alleged drug traffickers have been sentenced to death following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. Scores of them were executed based on a 1989 law imposing mandatory death sentences on drug traffickers found in possession of specified amounts of prescribed narcotics (5 kg of hashish or opium, and more than 30 grams of heroin, codeine or methadone). 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 Mr. Gorgij.


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


There is no information on the verdict leading to this execution.

Mr. Ahmad Gorgij was executed in Adelabad prison, in Shiraz on March 14, 2022.


* Mr. Bashir Samadi, and Mr. Abdolreza Shafi’e.

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