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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 19, 2007
Location of Killing: Central Prison, Qazvin, Zanjan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of a person called A. was published on the website of the Velayat newspaper on September 22, 2007.  

Arrest and Detention 

According to the report, police officers arrested the perpetrators of a collective fight, after a murder was committed during this fight, and transferred them to the Intelligence Office.


The trial took place in the Criminal Court of Qazvin. No further information is available on the details of the trial.    


The charge against the defendant 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.  International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for alleged 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 evidence presented against the defendant was announced as, “his confession, witnesses’ testimonies, a forensics report, and complaints of the victim’s family.”   


In explaining the incident, the defendant stated that he was at home when his brother went in fearfully and said that he had been attacked and beaten by some people. He went outside to support his brother and injured the victim with a knife.  


The court condemned the defendant to death and the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court. He was hanged at the Qazvin Central Prison on September 19, 2007 at dawn.            

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