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One Person’s Story


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 14, 2005
Location of Killing: Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The news of the execution of an unknown person was published in the Sharq newspaper on August 16, 2005. According to this report, he was imprisoned in Bandar-e Abbas prison for drug trafficking.

Arrest and detention

The defendant was re-arrested when he and three other prisoners attempted to escape from the prison.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charge against the defendant is reported as “murdering his collaborator during an escape attempt from the Bandar-e Abbas prison.”

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

In July, 2004, the defendant and three other prisoners attempted to escape. They injured the Prison Guard and broke the prison gate lock. According to Sharq, “as they tried to escape, they were forced back to the Guard’s Office by other guards. Half an hour later they were surrounded in the room. Two of the prisoners surrendered while the two others did not. One of the remaining two asked the other to surrender. When he refused, the man asked to be killed. Then the armed prisoner shot and killed his collaborator.”


No information is available on his defense.


No details are available concerning this execution. According to the Sharq newspaper, the defendant was condemned to death. The Supreme Court confirmed the ruling and he was executed in the Bandar-e Abbas prison yard on August 16, 2005 at dawn.

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