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One Person’s Story

Jamshid Mehraban


Age: 27
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March 13, 1997
Location of Killing: Khomeini Shahr, Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Unspecified offense

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Jamshid Mehraban, son of Ahmad, along with three other individuals, was announced in the communiqué of the Public Relations Officer of Esfahan Court and published in the Kayhan newspaper and on the website of the Hamshahri newspaper on March 14, 1997.

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 it took place at the Esfahan Province Court.


The charges against the defendant were announced as “kidnapping.”

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. Each year Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, 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. Mehraban’s defense.


The court condemned Mr. Jamshid Mehraban to death and, after the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court, he was hanged in public in Khomeini Shahr (Esfehan province) on March 14, 1997.

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