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One Person’s Story



Age: 45
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: 1997
Location of Killing: Sari, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mohammad known as Mirza, a resident of Abandansar village in Sari, was published in the Kayhan newspaper on March 27, 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 Branch 10 of the Sari Public Court.


The charge against Mr. Mohammad was announced as "murdering his wife, Fatemeh, with a knife over family disputes."

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. Mohammad's defense.


The court condemned this defendant to death and after the ruling was confirmed by Branch 20 of the Supreme Court, he was executed in the presence of the judge, prison officials, and the victim's family in the Sari prison yard.

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