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One Person’s Story

Seyed Ja'far Nuri


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March 31, 1982
Location of Killing: Bakhtaran, Bakhtaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Seyed Jafar Nuri, along with two other defendants, was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on April 5, 1982.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial, other than Mr. Nuri was tried at the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Bakhtaran (Kermanshah).


Mr. Nuri was charged with drug trafficking.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against defendants 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. Nuri’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Bakhtaran sentenced Mr. Nuri to death. The Supreme Court confirmed the verdict. Mr. Seyed Ja’far Nuri was executed on March 31, 1982 in Harsin (Kermanshah province).

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