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One Person’s Story



Age: 22
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 20, 2006
Location of Killing: Central Prison, Ardebil, Ardebil Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder
Age at time of alleged offense: 20

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown individual was announced by the websites of ISNA (February 24, 2006) and Javan daily (March 6, 2006), both citing the Public Relations section of the provincial Ministry of Justice office of Ardabil Province.

This unknown individual was 20, a bachelor and was from Meshkinshahr. The case of this unknown individual pertains to the murder of an 18-year old man in one of the villages near Meshkinshahr in 2003

Arrest and Detention

There is no information available on the details of this unknown individual’s arrest and detention.


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


This unknown individual was charged with murder. He was accused of stabbing an 18-year old man to death (ISNA).

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 this individual.


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


The Public Court of Ardabil Province sentenced this unknown individual to death. The verdict was approved by the Supreme Court. This unknown individual was hanged in Ardabil Prison on February 20, 2006.

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