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One Person’s Story

Mohammad D


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 10, 2004
Location of Killing: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Armed robbery

About this Case

The news of the execution of Mr. Mohammad D. was published on the website of theSharqnewspaper on October 11, 2004.

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 the media reports, quoting the Information and Public Relation Office of Khuzestan Province Court, the charges against the defendant were "participation in four armed robberies, using Kalashnikov and colt weapons, injuring other people on purpose, creating intimidation, fear, and insecurity among the people, along with stealing a car and some money."

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 authorities of Islamic Republic have brought trumped-up charges against political opponents and executed them for a variety of criminal offences. Each year, Iranian authorities sentence hundreds of alleged common criminals to death 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 contains no evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Mohammad D's defense.


The court condemned the defendant to death. The Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in public on Kutabdollah Road in Ahvaz on October 10, 2004.

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