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One Person’s Story

Vahid Khaksari


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 11, 1987
Location of Killing: Kerman, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder

About this Case

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Vahid Khaksari was reported in the Kayhan daily on May 11, 1987.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Khaksari’s arrest and detention are not known.


There is no information regarding this trial.


According to this report, Mr. Khaksari was charged with first-degree murder.

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.


No information is available concerning Mr. Khaksari’s defense.


Kerman’s Public Prosecutor’s Office sentenced Mr. Khaksari to death. Having been confirmed by the Supreme Judicial Council, the sentence was carried out in the Penitentiary.

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