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One Person’s Story

Mostafa R.


Age: 26
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 11, 2002
Location of Killing: Esfahan Prison, Esfahan, Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mostafa R. was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on June 12, and in the Ettela’at newspaper on July 13, 2002.  

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on Mr. Mostafa R.’s arrest and detention.


Mr. Mostafa R. was tried in Esfahan. No information is available on his trial. 


The charge against Mr. Mostafa R. was announced as "murder." According to a report by the General Office of Prisons in Esfahan, he murdered the victim by blows of a knife because of a family dispute. This murder took place at a street in Esfahan on September 13, 1996.

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. Mostafa R.


No information is available on Mr. Mostafa R's defense.    


A court in Esfahan condemned Mr. Mostafa R. to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in Esfahan Prison on June 11, 2002. According to the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper, the victim’s mother carried out the ruling.        

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