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One Person’s Story

Mohsen Sargolza'i


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 30, 2006
Location of Killing: Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Corruption on earth; War on God

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohsen Sargolza’i, along with two other people, was reported by Jomhuri-e-Eslami Newspaper (November 1, 2006) and Payk e Iran website (October 30, 2006). Mr. Sargolza’i’s case was related to an armed altercation on Bozorgmehr Boulevard in Zahedan.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Sargolza’i and two other citizens were arrested in May, 2006, during an armed altercation in Bozorgmehr Square in Zahedan. The detailed circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on Mr. Sargolza’i’s trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Sargolza’i was “war with God and spreading corruption on earth, by attempted kidnapping, firing arms, inciting fear and intimidation among the populace, and injuring several people”.

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on Mr. Sargolza’i’s defense.


The court convicted Mr. Mohsen Sargolza’i of war with God and spreading corruption on earth, and sentenced him to death by hanging.  This sentence was approved by the highest judiciary officials. Mr. Mohsen Sargolza’i and two other Baluchi citizens were hung in public, on Monday, October 30, 2006, in the presence of a large group of people, on Bozorgmehr Street in Zahedan.

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