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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Karim Naru'i


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 28, 1990
Location of Killing: Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Unknown anti revolutionary offense

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohammad Karim Naru'i was related by Mr. Galindo Pohl, the Special Representative of the United Nations' Commission on Human Rights, in his report on the situation of human rights in Iran (November 1990, A/45/697). Mr. Naroui, the Head Postmaster at Chah Bahar, was the brother of an opponent of the regime who had been smuggled out of the country.

Arrest and detention

According to the UN report, Mr. Naru'i was arrested around September 1989 in Chah Bahar. The group arrested at the same time included also two of the opponent’s nephews.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. However it has been reported to the United Nations' Special Representative, that at the time of this execution : "trials before Islamic revolutionary Courts have usually taken place in secret, sometimes inside prisons, that defendants have not usually enjoyed the right to be represented by a lawyer, and often have not even been made aware that the proceedings were in fact a trial and not an interrogation session."


The charges brought against Mr. Naru'i are not known, however his arrest may have been related to his brother's flight from Iran. Mr. Naroui's brother was an opponent to the Islamic Republic.

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.


Mr. Naru'i was sentenced to death in Zahedan and executed the day after his sentence was issued.

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