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One Person’s Story

Rasul N.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 22, 2003
Location of Killing: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Rasul N. was reported by the Khorassan daily on October 23, 2003. The report suggests that another person convicted of Ali Asghar’s murder on a different date (January 13, 2003) was also hanged at the same time and place.

International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic’s authorities have brought trumped up charges against their political opponents and executed them for drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. Each year, Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The validity of the criminal charges brought against these defendants cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Based on the report, Mr. N. was accused of stabbing a person named Ali Asghar to death on December 6, 2002.

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. N.'s defense.


Mr. N. was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. He was hanged at dawn in the courtyard of Qasr Prison.

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