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One Person’s Story

Ezatollah Kiani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 4, 2016
Location of Killing: Dastgerd Prison, Dastgerd, Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ezatollah Kiani, along with another person, was reported by the Society for the Protection of Prisoners’ Families (May 6, 2016).

Mr. Kiani’s case is related to murder.

Arrest and detention

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


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


The charge brought against Mr. Kiani 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 Mr. Kiani’s defense.


Mr. Kiani was sentenced to death by hanging.  He and another person were executed in Dastgerd Prison, Esfahan, on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

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