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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Unknown
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


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

About this Case

The execution of this unknown person, on April 13, 2016, was reported by HRANA News Service.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on this defendant’s trial.


The charge brought against this unknown person 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.


No information is available on this person’s defense.


The court sentenced this unknown person to death by hanging (retribution for taking a life). This defendant was executed on the morning of Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Raja’i Shahr Prison, Karaj.

The day before this execution, officials at Raja’i Shahr Prison transferred this defendant and several other defendants to solitary confinement.  

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