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One Person’s Story

Javad Sadeqi

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: April 14, 2016
Location: Raja’i Shahr (Gohardasht) Prison, Karaj, Alborz Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Javad Sadeqi was reported by HRANA News Service on April 13, 2016.  This report has been verified by Boroumand Foundation investigations.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Sadeqi’s arrest and detention are not known.

Trial

No information is available on this defendant’s trial.

Charges

The charge brought against Mr. Sadeqi was “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

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

Defense

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

Judgment

The court sentenced Mr. Javad Sadeqi to death by hanging (retribution). Mr. Sadeqi was executed on the morning of Wednesday April 13, 2016, in Raja’i Shahr Prison, in Karaj.

The day before this sentence was carried out, officials at Raja’i Shahr Prison transferred Mr. Sadeqi to two solitary confinement cells.  

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