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One Person’s Story

Mohsen Ne'mati


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 29, 2015
Location of Killing: Karaj, Alborz Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Rape

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohsen Ne’mati, along with two other defendants in this case, on July 29, 2015, was reported by Alborz Province Ministry of Justice website and Mizan News Service.  Additional information about this case was gathered from the Young Journalists’ Club website and Karaj Media, on the same date. This case was related to three men raping a woman in the Hashtgerd area of Alborz Province.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Ne’mati and the other defendants in this case were arrested by police, in 2012, shortly after the incident. Further circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on this defendant’s trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Ne’mati was “rape, kidnapping, and robbery”.  He and two accomplices were accused of picking up a woman passenger in Karaj, driving her to the Hashtgerd area, robbing her of money and gold jewelry, and forcibly raping her. 

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence providedagainst Mr. Ne’mati.


Mr. Ne’mati and the other defendants in this case denied the rape charge. They said that they had previously been in contact with the woman, and that the sexual relations had not been forced.


The court sentenced Mr. Mohsen Ne’mati to death by hanging.  This sentence was approved by Branch 24 of the Supreme Court.  At 4:30 am, on the morning of the execution, some citizens had gathered around the families of Mr. Ne’mati and the other defendants, who were distressed.  They tried to stop the execution.  As a show of protest, they started walking towards the police, but they were dispersed by the officers at the scene. Mr. Mohsen Ne’mati and two other defendants in this case, were executed on the morning of July 29, 2015, in public, on Shahid Beheshti Boulevard, the north side of Golshahr 45 metri Street, Alborz Province.  The prosecutor of Karaj was in attendance.

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