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One Person’s Story

Behruz Faraji

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: October 3, 1983
Location: Bakhtaran, Bakhtaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Armed robbery

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Behruz Faraji, along with five others, was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on October 5, 1983..

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

Mr. Faraji was reportedly charged with “repeated armed robberies.”

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.

Defense

No information is available on Mr. Faraji's defense.

Judgment

The report provides no information regarding the tribunal that sentenced Mr. Faraji but specifies that the Islamic Revolution Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence, which was carried out.

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