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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Namdar


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 2, 1985
Location of Killing: Qom, Markazi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohammad Namdar was reported in the Kayhan daily on March 1, 1985.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to this report, Mr. Namdar was charged with first-degree murder. The murder allegedly occurred during a quarrel between the defendant and another man about 11 month earlier, during which Mr. Namdar stabbed the victim.

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

According to the report, Mr. Namdar had been previously convicted several times of resorting to the knife.


No information is available on Mr. Namdar’s defense.


Qom’s Penal Court sentenced Mr. Namdar to death. The sentence was carried out in prison at dawn.

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