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One Person’s Story

Mohsen Sh.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 23, 2004
Location of Killing: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Armed robbery; Disrupting public order

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mohsen Sh. was published in the Jomhuri Eslami and Ettela’at newspapers on September 25, 2004, and the Sharq newspaper on September 27, 2004. His case and the cases of two others are related to an attack at a store, shooting at and injuring its owner, in 2002, in addition to injuring the owner of a vehicle and attempting a carjacking on April 16, 2004.   

Arrest and detention

Mr. Mohsen Sh. was arrested in Qom in 2004. He had escaped from the police by shooting at them during a robbery in 2002 (Jomhuri Eslami). The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


Mr. Mohsen Sh. was tried in the Khuzestan province. No information is available on his trial.


The charges brought against Mr. Mohsen Sh. were announced as “participation in armed robberies, creating fear and intimidation, public insecurity, threatening to kidnapping, and shooting at police agents.” (Jomhuri Eslami and Ettela’at newspapers)      

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 Mohsen Sh. was “having a criminal record and possession of a hand gun.”  


No information is available on Mr. Mohsen Sh.’s defense.


A court condemned Mr. Mohsen Sh. to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was executed in public in Ahvaz on September 23, 2004. The two other defendants in the first robbery were condemned to amputation of the right hand and the left foot.  

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