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One Person’s Story

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About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: January, 1990
Location: Azarbaijan-e Gharbi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Stoning
Charges: Prostitution and/or procuring; Corruption on earth

About this Case

The information about the execution of this person was related in the November 1990 United Nations' report on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran . The report refers to the January 31st issue of the daily Jomhuri Eslami that quotes the Commander of the Revolutionary Komiteh the Province of West Azerbaijan on the execution of five people in this province. No information is available on the gender of the defendants

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’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 exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Arrest and detention

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

Trial

No information is available on the defendant’s trial. However it has been reported to the United Nations' special representative, that at the time of this execution : "trials before Islamic revolutionary Courts have usually taken place in secret, sometimes inside prisons, that defendants have not usually enjoyed the right to be represented by a lawyer, and often have not even been made aware that the proceedings were in fact a trial and not an interrogation session."

Charges

The defendant was charged with "prostitution and corruption".

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 this person's defense.

Judgment

The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of West Azarbaijan found the defendant guilty and sentenced him/her to death by stoning. Article 104 of the Islamic Republic's Penal Code states that ''...the stones should not be too large so that the person dies on being hit by one or two of them...'' and is designed to cause grievous pain leading to eventual death. The exact date of this execution is not known.

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