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One Person’s Story

Amir Hossein Mashti


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 2002
Location of Killing: Kerman, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Robbery; Acts incompatible with chastity; Rape

About this Case

News of the arrest and prosecution of Mr. Amir Hossein Mashti, son of Mohammad, was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on February 19, 2002. News of his execution, along with another person, was published in the Ettela’at newspaper on February 24, 2002.

According to the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper, Mr. Mashti and his companion had kidnapped and raped women and young girls in September and October of 2001. They also robbed their victims’ jewelry.

Arrest and Detention

According to the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper, Mr. Mashti was arrested on November 8, 2001. There is no specific information on his arrest and detention.


According to the Head of Provincial Courthouse in Kerman, during an interview with the media, the primary court in Kerman issued the ruling on December 23, 2001. No information is available on Mr. Mashti’s trial. 


According to the existing information, the charges against Mr. Mashti and another person were collectively announced as "kidnapping, rape, and robbery." They were also charged with “creating an insecure and intimidating atmosphere.”

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. Mashti.


No information is available on Mr. Mashti's defense except that he had appealed the ruling.    


A court in Kerman condemned Mr. Amir Hossein Mashti to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling on February 9, 2002. He was hanged in public at the Azadi Square in Kerman on February 20, 2002. 

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