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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 12, 2004
Location of Killing: Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The news of the execution of a man named Ramin was published on the website of theSharqnewspaper on January 13, 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. In the report of this execution, it is not stated that the case had been referred to a higher court.


The charge against the defendant was announced as "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 authorities of the 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. According to the paper report, "the defendant had several fights allegedly because of his love of his neighbor's daughter in 2000. The neighbor was opposed to their marriage. Finally, one day when the neighbor was trying to park his car in front of his house, the defendant killed him."


No information is available on Mr. Ramin's defense.


Based on the court ruling, Mr. Ramin was hanged in Tehran on January 12, 2004.

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