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One Person’s Story

Salman

About

Age: 21
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Single

Case

Date of Killing: May 12, 2004
Location: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Charges: Murder
Age at time of offense: 17

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Salman, without his last name, along with another person, was published in Iran and Ettela’at newspapers on May 15, 2004. His case was related to the murder of a man at the Qal’ehmorghi Quarters in Tehran in 2000. He was only 17 years old when the incident occurred.

International laws have strictly prohibited capital punishment against those who were under the age of 18 at the time of committing the crime. As a party to the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Iran has the obligation to avoid capital punishment for an offence committed before the age of eighteen.

Arrest and detention

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

Trial

The Juvenile Court tried Mr. Salman. No information is available on his trial. (Ettela’at newspaper) 

Charges

The charge brought against Mr. Salman was announced as “murder.” According to the Iran newspaper’s report, he had killed a man when purchasing a motorcycle.

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. Salman.

Defense

Mr. Salman was younger than 18 when the crime was committed. No information is available on his defense.

Judgment

The Juvenile Court condemned Mr. Salman to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged, along with another person, at the Qasr Prison yard in Tehran on May 12, 2004.   

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