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One Person’s Story

Majid J.

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: October 22, 2003
Location: Central Prison (Vakilabad Prison), Mashhad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Rape; Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Majid J. was published on the website of ISNA (Iranian Students News Agency) on October 22, 2003, and in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on October 23, 2003.  According to the existing information, his case was related to membership in the Bagh-e Albalu gang, drinking alcoholic beverages, having an illegitimate relationship, kidnapping, and rape.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Majid J.’s arrest and detention are not known.

Trial

Branch 99 of the General Court in Mashhad tried Mr. Majid J. No information is available on his trial.

Charges

The charges brought against Mr. Majid J. were announced as “drinking alcoholic beverages, having an illegitimate relationship, kidnapping, and rape.”  

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against Mr. Majid J.

Defense

Before being executed, Mr. Majid J. rejected all his charges as totally false and pleaded innocent. He also denied his membership in the Bagh-e Albalu gang. No further information is available on his defense.

Judgment

Branch 99 of the General Court in Mashhad condemned Mr. Majid J. to death for rape, to 15 years imprisonment for kidnapping, to 99 lashes for illegitimate relationship, and to 80 lashes for drinking alcoholic beverages. Branches Two and 41 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling twice. He was hanged at the Mashhad Central Prison yard on October 22, 2003.

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