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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Reza Nodehi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 20, 2005
Location of Killing: Sabzevar Stadium, Sabzevar, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Rape

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohammad Reza Nodehi along with two other persons was published on the web edition of the Khorasan newspaper on December 21, 2005.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charge against Mr. Mohammad Reza Nodehi was announced as "rape."

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 Mr. Nodehi’s defense.


Branch 101 of the Sabzevar Criminal Court (Khorasan province) condemned the defendant to death and a branch of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. According to the Khorasan newspaper report, before the execution, the Revolutionary and Public Prosecutor of Sabzevar talked about the Islamic punishments. Mr. Mohammad Reza Nodehi was executed in public in the sports stadium of Sabzevar at 6:30 am on Tuesday December 20, 2005 at the presence of some officials.

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