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One Person’s Story

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: January, 1990
Location: Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Homosexual act

About this Case

The execution of this person was reported in a 1990 Report of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations on The Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. 6 November 1990, A/45/697.

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 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

According to the UN special rapporteur this person was one of the five persons who were 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 this person's defense.

Judgment

This person was found guilty of homosexual or lesbian tendancy and executed in January 1990. No further information is available

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