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One Person’s Story


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim


Date of Killing: 1997
Location of Killing: Sari, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Prostitution and/or procuring

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown person, along with five others, was published in the Kayhan newspaper on October 25, 1997. According to the report, one of these people worked for the Center to Fight Narcotics in Mazandaran province.

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 took place in the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Sari.


With no reference to the official sources, the reporter of the Kayhan newspaper reported the charges against the defendant as "establishing a house of corruption and deluding boys and girls."

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 Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for alleged 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 the defense.


The court condemned this unknown person to death and, after the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court, he was executed in public in Sari. The exact date of this execution is unknown.

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