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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: September 21, 2004
Location of Killing: Central Prison (Chubin Dar), Qazvin, Qazvin Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown person was reported in Iran Newspaper and the News Website of Qazvin Province (September 22, 2004), as well as in Jomhuri Eslami Newspaper and Kayhan Newspaper (September 23, 2004). His case has to do with the murder of his wife and two daughters on June 13, 2000. 

Arrest and detention

This unknown person was arrested in June 2000 after the bodies of a woman and two girls, aged 8 and 12, were discovered. The circumstances of this person’s arrest and detention are not known.


Branch 4 of the Public Court of the town of Takestan tried this person. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against this unknown person was “killing his wife and two daughters”.  According to available information, on the night of the incident, this individual killed his wife following a heated argument by hitting her on the head with a beverage bottle.  He then killed his daughters by striking them with rocks under the Takestan Bridge, and left all the bodies there.  

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 evidence against this person was listed as: “the suspect’s confession, report of the discovery of the bodies, report of the coroner’s office, complaint of the victim’s parents, and psychiatric evaluation of the suspect that showed him to be sane” (Iran Newspaper).

International human rights organizations have repeatedly condemned the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for its systematic use of severe torture and solitary confinement to obtain confessions from detainees and have questioned the authenticity of confessions obtained under duress.


This unknown person objected to the court ruling, and his case was sent to the Supreme Court.  However, no information is available on his defense.


Branch 4 of the Public Court of Takestan sentenced this person to three years’ prison for murdering his daughters based on sections 208 and 220 of the Islamic Penal Code.  For murdering his wife he was sentenced to death by hanging based on sections 205, 226, 232, and 233 of the same Code. This sentence was approved by the Supreme Court, and the individual was executed in the Central Prison of Qazvin on September 21, 2004.

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