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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 27, 2002
Location of Killing: Asheq e Esfahani Crossroads, Esfahan, Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Armed robbery

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Farhad (last name unknown) was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper in Esfahan (May 29, 2002).

Arrest and detention

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


No information about the trial is provided.


The defendant was charged with “carrying arms illegally, blocking the roads, armed robbery along with creating terror among traveling passengers, and involvement in clashes and shooting at the officials.”

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.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on the defendant’s defense.


Branch 8 of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal sentenced Mr. Farhad to death. The Supreme Court confirmed the sentence and Mr. Farhad was hanged in the evening of Monday, May 27, 2002 in Esfahan in the presence of the “Hezbollah Ummah” [community of Muslims].

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