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One Person’s Story

Mehdi Nosratian


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 5, 2016
Location of Killing: Tabriz Prison, Tabriz, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mehdi Nosratian, along with four other individuals, was announced by the website of Human Rights Defenders’ Association of Kurdistan (January 6, 2016). His case pertains to murder.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Nosratian was imprisoned in Ward 9 of Tabriz Central Prison. However, there is no information available on the details of his arrest and detention.


Mr. Nosratian went on trial in East Azarbaijan Province. However, there is no information available on the details of the session or sessions of his trial.


Mr. Nosratian was charged with “murder.”

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 of guilt entered against Mr. Nosratian.


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


Mr. Mehdi Nosratian was sentenced to death. He was hanged in the courtyard of Tabriz Central Prison on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

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