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One Person’s Story

Jasem Ebrahimi


Age: 17
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: January 14, 2000
Location of Killing: Gonaveh, Bushehr Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Rape
Age at time of alleged offense: 17

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Jasem Ebrahimi, 17, was published in the Jomhuri-e Eslami newspaper on January 15, 2000. His name was published by Amnesty International, among those who were executed under the 18 years old.

International laws have strictly prohibited capital punishment against those who were under the age of 18 at the time of committing the crime. As a party to the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Iran has the obligation to avoid capital punishment for an offense committed before the age of eighteen.

Arrest and Detention

The circumstances of Mr. Ebrahimi’s arrest and detention are not known. According to the report, security agents arrested him. It is unknown whether he had an attorney or any visitation with his family.


No information is available on Mr. Ebrahimi’s trial, except that the head of the courthouse in Ganaveh issued the ruling.


The charges against Mr. Ebrahimi were announced as "kidnapping and rape.” According to the Jomhuri-e Eslami newspaper, he was charged with kidnapping an 18-month-old child, raping and injuring the child by stab wounds in May of 1999.

Evidence of Guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against Mr. Ebrahimi.


No information is available on Mr. Ebrahimi's defense.    


The court condemned Mr. Jasem Ebrahimi to death, and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was executed in public at Etefaqat-e Barq intersection in Ganaveh on January 14, 2000. 

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