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One Person’s Story

Akbar Samareh Namdarjavan


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: November 25, 1986
Location of Killing: Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Akbar Samareh Namdarjavan, along with four others, was reported in the Kayhan Daily on November 26, 1986.

Arrest and detention

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


There is no information regarding this trial.


According to this report, Mr. Samareh Namdarjavan was charged with “being the head of a drug-trafficking gang and large-scale drug distribution in northern Tehran, Qazvin, Zanjan and Sirjan as well as importing drugs from Pakistan.”

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

No information is available concerning the evidence presented against the accused.


No information is available concerning Mr. Samareh Namdarjavan’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Zahedan declared Mr. Samareh Namdarjavan a “corruptor on earth” and sentenced him to death. Having been confirmed by the Supreme Judicial Council, the sentence was carried out in the Anti-Narcotics Section of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in the afternoon.

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