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One Person’s Story

Davud Baluch Rudaki


Nationality: Afghanistan
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 1997
Location of Killing: Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Rape; Robbery

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Davud Baluch Rudaki, a citizen of Afghanistan, was published in the Kayhan newspaper on February 3, 1997.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. The trial of this defendant took place in Bandar Abbas.


The charge against Mr. Davud Baluch Rudaki was announced as "one count robbery and rape."

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

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


No information is available on Mr. Davud Baluch Rudaki's defense.


According to the Kayhan newspaper report in Bandar Abbas, The court condemned Mr. Davud Baluch Rudaki to amputation of one hand and death. The ruling was carried out.

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