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One Person’s Story

Ahmad Rahimi

About

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

Case

Date of Killing: April 17, 2014
Location: Central Prison (Tohid), Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Unknown charge
Age at time of offense: 17

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Ahmad Rahimi, along with four others, was published on the website of the Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran and, along with three others, on the website of Ensaniyat (News and Information Center of the Human Rights Organization of Kurdistan) on April 17, 2014. He was from Bandar Abbas and less than 18 years old at the time of the committed crime.

International laws have strictly prohibited capital punishment against those who were under the age of 18 at the time of committing the crime. As a party to the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Iran has the obligation to avoid capital punishment for an offence committed before the age of eighteen.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Rahimi was only 17 years old when arrested. He was detained for four years in the Bandar Abbas Prison. He had been transferred to solitary confinement on April 16, 2014. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.

Trial

No information is available on Mr. Rahimi’s trial.

Charges

No information is available on Mr. Rahimi’s charges.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against Mr. Rahimi.

Defense

Mr. Rahimi was less than 18 when arrested. No information is available on his defense.

Judgment

Mr. Ahmad Rahimi was hanged, along with three others, in the Bandar Abbas Central Prison on April 17, 2014.   

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