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One Person’s Story

Iraj Feizi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim


Date of Killing: October 25, 2007
Location of Killing: Central Prison, Ilam, Ilam Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Iraj Feizi was published on the websites of the Fars news agency on October 25, 2007.

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 charge against Mr. Iraj Feizi 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 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

According to the Fars news agency report, “the defendant murdered a young man with a knife blow to his heart in public in 2006.”


No information is available on Mr. Feizi’s defense.


The court condemned Mr. Iraj Feizi to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in the central prison of Ilam on October 25, 2007.

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