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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 28, 2009
Location of Killing: Central Prison (Adelabad), Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The news of the execution of an unknown individual along with another unknown individual was announced by the website ofE’temad daily (January 31, 2009) andKhabar-e Jonoub daily (January 29, 2009). The case of this unknown individual pertains to the murder of his wife in a shop in Arsanjan, Fars Province.

Arrest and Detention

This unknown individual was arrested by the Police Criminal Investigation Department in early December of 2003. According to the published reports, this unknown individual was prosecuted after the Police Criminal Investigation Department of Arsanjan had been informed of the murder of a young woman in a shop on December 23, 2003. However, there is no information available on the details of his arrest and detention.


This unknown individual was tried by the Public Court of Fars Province. However, there is no information available on the session or sessions of his trial.


The court charged this unknown individual with the murder of his wife. He was accused of fatally stabbing his wife to death in a shop. 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 the police on the murder, the expert opinion of the coroner on the body of the victim, and this unknown individual’s own confessions became the basis for the verdict that was issued against him. 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.


There is no information available on the details of this unknown individual’s defense.


The Public Court of Fars Province sentenced this unknown individual to death. Branch 27 of the Supreme Court approved the verdict. This unknown individual was hanged in Adelabad Prison, Shiraz on January 28, 2009.

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