Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Mehrab Shoja'i


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 7, 2003
Location of Killing: Borujerd, Lorestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mehrab Shoja’i was published in the Kayhan newspaper on July 8, 2003.  

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on Mr. Shoja’i’s trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Shoja’i’s was announced as “murder.” He was accused of murdering a 28-year-old man with blows of a knife at the Rahnama’i Square in Borujerd in 1993.

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. Shoja’i.


No information is available on Mr. Shoja’i’s defense.


A court condemned Mr. Mehrab Shoja’i to death and the ruling was confirmed and validated. He was hanged in public in the presence of the victim’s family at the Qiyam Square in Borujerd on July 7, 2003 at 6 a.m. No specific information is available about this execution.

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