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One Person’s Story

Jafar Falah


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March 2, 1982
Location of Killing: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Non-marital sex; Robbery; Drug trafficking

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Jafar Falah, along with twenty others, was announced by the public relations of the Anti-Narcotic section of the Islamic Republic Public Prosecution Office and reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on March 3, 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.


According to this report, Mr. Falah was “a professional drug trafficker who had a long history of supplying and distributing heroin, had confessed to the sale of 41/60 gm of heroin at two different times and had been convicted nine times. Besides smuggling, he also had a record for robbery and illicit relationships.”

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. Falah's defense.


The Anti-Narcotics Section of the Public Prosecutor’s Office sentenced Mr. Falah to death. Having been confirmed by the Supreme Judicial Council, the sentence was carried out. According to this communiqué, he had been pardoned several times but did not learn his lesson.

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