Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
One Person’s Story

Mehran Mohammadi


Age: 35
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 3, 2002
Location: Azadi (Darvazeh Shiraz) Square, Esfahan, Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: War on God; Addiction; Disrupting public order; Armed robbery
Age at time of offense: 34

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mehrab Mohammadi, also known as Mehran Reza’i, along with another person, was published in the Jomhuri-Eslami newspaper on July 7, 2002, and in the Kayhan newspaper on July 4, 2002. Additional information was taken from two electronic forms sent to Omid by a person close to him. According to these forms, Mr. Mehrab Mohammadi, son of Reza Qoli, was born in Kazerun in 1967. He was married, a high school graduate, and a professional. He was a humanist and defender of human rights.

According to the newspaper reports, Mr. Mohammadi pretended to be a police officer by wearing the uniform, created roadblocks, and committed armed robbery.  

Arrest and detention

According to the electronic forms, Mr. Mohammadi was arrested in Shiraz on September 30, 2001 at 10 a.m. He was transferred to the Intelligence Office detention center in Esfahan where he was interrogated and detained. He was denied access to an attorney and in spite of his stomach illness, could not visit a physician.


Branch Two of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Esfahan tried Mr. Mohammadi in 2001. No information is available on his trial.


According to the newspaper reports, the charges brought against Mr. Mohammadi were announced as “addiction, armed robbery, sedition, assault and battery, intentional assault and battery, piracy, shooting at officers and victims, and using a military uniform.” However, according to the electronic forms, his charges were “Moharebeh [fighting against God] and propaganda against the regime.”        

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. Mohammadi.


No information is available on Mr. Mohammadi’s defense. According to one electronic form, an attorney was forced not to defend him.


Branch Two of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Esfahan identified Mr. Mehrab Mohammadi as Mohareb [fighter] against God and the Prophet and Mofsed [corruptor on Earth], and condemned him to death. The Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in public at the Darvazeh-Shiraz Square in Esfahan on July 3, 2002 in the evening. His body was buried in Dalorahma Cemetery in Shiraz. 

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