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One Person’s Story

Mehdi Mashayekhi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 8, 2004
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mehdi Mashayekhi, along with four others, was published in the Ettela’at newspaper and, along with five others, in the Hamshahri newspaper on September 9, 2004. Additional information was taken from the Sharq and E’temad newspapers on September 8, 2004. His case is related to the murder of a person in 2001.

Arrest and detention

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


The Criminal Court of Tehran tried Mr. Mashayekhi. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Mashayekhi was announced as “murder.” (E’temad 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. Mashayekhi.


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


The Criminal Court of Tehran condemned Mr. Mehdi Mashayekhi to death. Branch 20 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged, along with two others, in the presence of officials, including the judge of Sentence Enforcement, at the Evin Prison yard in Tehran on September 8, 2004.

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