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One Person’s Story

Ruhollah Gashtasbi


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


Date of Killing: May 28, 2015
Location of Killing: Gachsaran, Kohgiluyeh-va Boyer-Ahmad Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder
Age at time of alleged offense: 30

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Ruhollah Gashtasbi was published on the websites of IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency) and HRANA (Human Rights Activists News Agency) on May 28, 2015. He was from Gachsaran and his case was related to the murder of two persons at Chamshir in the Boyerahmad Va-Kohkiluyeh province in 2010.

Arrest and detention

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


According to IRNA, quoting the Head of Prisons and Security and Corrective Measures in Gachsaran, the case of Mr. Gashtasbi went through the legal procedures. However, no information is available on his trial.


According to the Head of Prisons and Security and Corrective Measures in Gachsaran, the charge brought against Mr. Gashtasbi was announced as “murder.” (IRNA)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. Gashtasbi.


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


A court condemned Mr. Ruhollah Gashtasbi to death. He was hanged in the Gachsaran Prison yard on May 28, 2015 in the morning. 

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