Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Meysam J.


Age: 21
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 12, 2007
Location of Killing: Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the prosecution and execution of Mr. Meysam J. was published on the websites of IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency) on December 12, and the Khabare Jonub newspaper on December 13, 2007.      

 Arrest and Detention

Mr. Meysam J. was arrested after the body of a 53-year-old man was recovered from a well. Police investigation revealed that the victim was a driver whose vehicle had been stolen after his murder.  


Branch Five of the Criminal Court of Fars Province tried Mr. Meysam J.  No further information is available about his trial.  


The charge against Mr. Meysam J. was reported as "murdering a driver with the intention of robbery."       

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 evidence provided against Mr. Meysam J. was his “confession”.

International human rights organizations have repeatedly condemned the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for its systematic use of severe torture and solitary confinement to obtain confessions from detainees and have questioned the authenticity of confessions obtained under duress.            


No information is available on Mr. Meysam J.’s s defense.


The court condemned Mr. Meysam J. to death and the ruling was confirmed by Branch 20 of the Supreme Court. He was hanged in public in Shiraz on December 12, 2007.            

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