Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Na'im Mola'i M.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 18, 2007
Location of Killing: Zabol, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Na’im Mola’i was published on the websites of Isca news on July 18, ISNA (Iranian Students News Agency) on July 21, and the Kayhan newspaper on July 22, 2007, quoting the Assistant Judge of the Public and Revolutionary Court in Zabol.         

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on Mr. Mola’i’s arrest and detention.


No information is available on Mr. Mola’i’s trial. This trial took place in Branch One of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Zabol.    


The charge against Mr. Mola’i was announced as "transportation and possession of 10 kilograms of heroin."       

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 Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for alleged 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. Scores of them were executed based on a 1989 law imposing mandatory death sentences on drug traffickers found in possession of specified amounts of proscribed narcotics (5 kg of hashish or opium, and more than 30 grams of heroin, codeine or methadone). The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of Guilt

The report of this execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against Mr. Mola’i.


No information is available on the Mr. Mola’i's defense.    


No specific information is available about the Mr. Mola’i’s execution.  The court condemned Mr. Na’im Mola’i to death and the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Judicial authorities. He was hanged in public at Shahrbani intersection in Zabol on July 18, 2007.            








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