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One Person’s Story

Mostafa Ejmali


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April 14, 2016
Location of Killing: Raja’i Shahr (Gohardasht) Prison, Karaj, Alborz Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mostafa Ejmali (in the News they say Ejlali) on April 13, 2016 was reported by HRANA News Service.  His last name was confirmed to be “Ejmali”, according to Boroumand Foundation research.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on this defendant’s trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Ejmali was “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 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). 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 and executed 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. Ejmali’s defense.


The court sentenced Mr. Mostafa Ejmali to death. Mr. Ejmali was executed on the morning of Wednesday April 13, 2016, at Raja’i Shahr Prison, in Karaj.

The day before this sentence was carried out, the officials at Raja’i Shahr Prison transferred Mr. Ejmali, together with more than seven other people, to solitary confinement.  

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