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One Person’s Story

Farzad Jalali


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 21, 2003
Location: Khoramabad, Lorestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Sexual Offense; Rape

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Farzad Jalali was published in the Kayhan newspaper on September 22, 2003, and, without mentioning his name, in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on September 30, 2003. His case was related to a rape and sexual charges in Khoramabad.

Arrest and detention

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


Branch Five of the Public Court in Khoramabad tried Mr. Jalali. No information is available on his trial.


The charges brought against Mr. Jalali were announced as “rape, non-marital sex, and being alone with an illegitimate person.” (Kayhan newspaper)

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. Jalali.


Mr. Jalali and his attorney objected to the ruling. However, no information is available on his defense.


Branch Five of the Public Court in Khoramabad condemned Mr. Farzad Jalali to death for rape, to 100 lashes for non-marital sex, and to 74 lashes for being alone with an illegitimate person. The Appeals Court and Branch 32 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in public at the Imam Square in Khoramabad on September 30, 2003.   

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