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One Person’s Story

Abdol Vahed Nutizehi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 17, 2006
Location of Killing: Central Prison, Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Armed robbery

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Abdolvahed Nutizehi, son of Mousa, was announced by the website of Fars News Agency (May 18, 2006), citing the Public Relations section of the provincial Ministry of Justice office of Sistan and Baluchistan, as well as the website of ISNA of Sistan and Baluchistan (May 20, 2006).

Mr. Nutizehi’s case pertains to abduction and armed robbery.

Arrest and Detention

Mr. Nutizehi was arrested by agents of the police force. However, there is no information available on the details of his arrest and detention.


Mr. Nutizehi was tried by a court in Sistan and Baluchistan Province. There is no information available on the details of the session or sessions of his trial.


Mr. Nutizehi was charged with “abduction and armed robbery.”

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

There is no information available on the details of the evidence entered against Mr. Nutizehi.


There is no information available on the details of Mr. Nutizehi’s defense.


A court in Sistan and Baluchistan Province sentenced Mr. Abdolvahed Nutizehi to death. The verdict was approved by the Supreme Court. Mr. Nutizehi was hanged in Zahedan County on May 17, 2006.

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