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One Person’s Story

Mojtaba Asadi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 28, 2018
Location of Killing: Raja’i Shahr (Gohardasht) Prison, Karaj, Alborz Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mojtaba Asadi, along with another person, was reported by HRANA Website, the Human Rights Activists in Iran News Agency, and the Human Rights Organization of Iran Website (August 30, 2018).  Additional information in this case has been gathered from HRANA Website (August 28, 2018).  News of this execution was not reported by the official news agencies or by the judiciary.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Asadi was transferred from Andarzgah 3 Section of Raja’i Shahr Prison in Karaj to solitary confinement, on Monday, August 27, or Tuesday, August 28, 2018.  However, the detailed circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on Mr. Asadi’s trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Asadi was “murder in the first degree”.

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

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Asadi’s defense.


Mr. Mojtaba Asadi was sentenced to death by hanging.  He was executed, along with another person, in Raja’i Shahr Prison, Karaj, on August 28, 2018.

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