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One Person’s Story

Reza Yaghoobi

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: June, 1996
Location: Zarrin-Shahr, Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder

About this Case

Mr. Reza Yaghoobi is among the 64 individuals listed in the United Nations Interim Report (11 October 1996) on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran prepared by the Special Representative of the Commission, Mr. Maurice Danby Copithorne.

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.

Charges

The defendant was reportedly charged with “premeditated murder.”

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 the defense.

Judgment

Mr. Yaghoobi was sentenced to death.

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