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One Person’s Story

Mokhtar N.


Age: 24
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: November, 2005
Location of Killing: Gorgan, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Homosexual act

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mokhtar N., aged 24, along with Ali A., was announced in the Kayhan on November 11, 2005.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Mr. Mokhtar N. was charged with “sodomy.” According to the news story, he had a criminal record.

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. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on his defense.


The details of the death sentence are not known. Mr. Mokhtar N. was executed, along with his co-defendant, at Bahonar Square in Gorgan.

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