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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Reza Sh.


Age: 25
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 17, 2007
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder
Age at time of alleged offense: 22

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mohammad Reza Sh., along with eight others, was published on the website of Iscanews on October 17, 2007. His case was related to the murder of a 35-year-old man in a law office at Qolhak Street in Tehran on October 18, 2004.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Mohammad Reza Sh. was detained for three years. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


Branch 74 of the Criminal Court of Tehran tried Mr. Mohammad Reza Sh. A judge and four associates were present during his trial. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Mohammad Reza Sh. 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.    

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on Mr. Mohammad Reza Sh.’s defense.


Branch 74 of the Criminal Court of Tehran condemned Mr. Mohammad Reza Sh. to death. Branch 33 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged, along with eight others, in Evin Prison on October 17, 2007.   

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