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One Person’s Story

A. M.


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


Date of Killing: February 1, 2015
Location of Killing: Central Prison (Vakilabad Prison), Mashhad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. A. M. was published on the websites of Abavisan on February 2, and in the Khorasan newspaper on February 34, 2015. According to the reports, he had murdered his best friend with a knife in the Mohammadabad Village during a collective fight at the end of a wedding ceremony.        

Arrest and Detention

According to the Khorasan newspaper, Mr. A. M. was identified and arrested by police in 2012.  There is no specific information on his arrest and detention.


Branch Three of the Provincial Criminal Court in Khorasan-e Razavi tried Mr. A. M. No further information is available on his trial.  


The charge against Mr. A. M. was announced as "murder."        

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 presented against Mr. A. M. was announced as, “his confession,” and “existing documents and evidence.” However, the detail of such documents and evidence was not reported.

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.   


During his confession, Mr. A. M. said: “The twenty-year-old man (victim) was about to hit me with a chain so I took out my knife.” According to the websites of Abavisan, the defendant had drunk alcoholic beverages.


Branch Three of the Provincial Criminal Court in Khorasan-e Razavi condemned Mr. A. M. to death and Branch 28 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. The ruling was carried out on February 1, 2015 at dawn and he was hanged in the presence of the Sentence Enforcement judges and other officials at the Mashhad Central Prison.        

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