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One Person’s Story

Gholamreza Mansouri

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: February, 1990
Location: Arak, Markazi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Homosexual act

About this Case

The information about the execution of Mr. Gholam Reza Mansouri 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 February 15th, 1990 issue of the Iranian daily Resalat.

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 "sodomy".

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. Mansouri's defense.

Judgment

The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Arak found the defendant guilty and sentenced him to death. Mr. Mansouri was hanged in Arak.

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