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One Person’s Story

Yadollah Mahmudi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 30, 2013
Location: Orumieh Prison, Orumieh, Azarbaijan-e Gharbi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Yadollah Mahmudi, along with ten others of whom four were unknown and two were female, was published on the website of Mukrian news agency on October 30, 2013 and on the website of HRANA (Human Rights Activists News Agency) on November 4, 2013.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Mahmudi’s arrest and detention are not known.


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


According to the Mukrian news agency, the charge brought against Mr. Mahmudi 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 the Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges, including drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences, against their opponents (including political, civil society activists, as well as unionists and ethnic and religious minorities). 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 and executed based on trumped-up charges is unknown.  

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on Mr. Mahmudi’s defense.


Mr. Yadollah Mahmudi was hanged, along with six others, in the Orumieh Central Prison on Wednesday October 30, 2013. 

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