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One Person’s Story

Ali Purmand


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 29, 1980
Location of Killing: Tabriz, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ali Purmand and three other people was reported by the correspondent of the Jomhuri Eslami daily in Tabriz (July 30, 1980).

Arrest and detention

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


Mr. Purmand was tried at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Tabriz on July 29, 1980. No information is available on the circumstances of the trial.


Based on the report, Mr. Purmand was charged with drug dealing.

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. Thousands of alleged drug traffickers have been sentenced to death 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. Purmand’s defense.


Mr. Purmand was sentenced to death. She was executed at dawn, within hours from her trial.

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