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One Person’s Story

A. P.


Age: 22
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 22, 2005
Location of Killing: Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Robbery; Rape

About this Case

The news of the execution of an individual whose name is reported as A. P. and three others was published in the web editions of the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on August 20, 2005 and the Jamejam newspaper on August 22, 2005.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. There is no date of arrest in the reports.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. According to the Jomhuri Eslami report, the court judgment issued on August 18, 2005 and The Supreme Court confirmed it.


According to the reports, in May or June of the same year, the defendant and his co-defendant entered a house in Chahestan quarter of Bandar Abbas, stole the valuables, and raped a woman.

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. 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. According to Jamejam, he had a criminal record of 9 counts of robbery, consumption of alcohol, and battery and wounding with a knife.”


No information is available on Mr. A. P.’s defense.


According to Jomhuri Eslami, the Prosecutor of the Bandar Abbas revolutionary and ordinary courts announced that Mr. A. P. was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, 74 lashes, and execution in public. He was hanged in public in Bandar Abbas on August 22, 2005.

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