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One Person’s Story

A. B.


Age: 37
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 31, 2012
Location of Killing: Gachsaran, Kohgiluyeh-va Boyer-Ahmad Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder
Age at time of alleged offense: 35

About this Case

The news of Mr. A. B.’s execution was announced by Asr-e Dena website on May 31, 2012. Mr. A. B. was from a village in the Doshman Ziyari area, and his case pertains to the wounding of a small girl and murder of two small boys in 2010.

Arrest and Detention

Mr. A. B. hid himself in the Doshman Ziyari mountains for a while after the incident. He later handed himself over to the authorities. He was imprisoned in Yasuj Central Prison and Gachsaran Prison for two years.


No information is available on Mr. A. B.’s trial.


Mr. A. B. was charged with "murder". He was accused of killing two boys and wounding a girl by shooting at them with an AK-47 owing to a family feud.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.  International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges, including drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences, against their opponents (including political, civil society activists, as well as unionists and ethnic and religious minorities). Each year Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted and executed based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of Guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against Mr. A. B.


Mr. A. B. said he regretted what he had done. There is no information available on his defense.


Mr. A. B. was sentenced to death. He was hanged under security conditions in the courtyard of Gachsaran Prison on May 31, 2012. He was buried in the Kalat Village of Kohkiluyeh.

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