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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim


Date of Killing: December, 1986
Location of Killing: Hamedan, Hamedan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Stoning
Charges: Unspecified offense; Adultery; Acts incompatible with chastity

About this Case

About this Case

The execution of this unnamed individual, along with two others, was reported in the Kayhan newspaper on December 3, 1986. The fourth person, who was to be stoned to death with them, was able to escape and was subsequently freed.

Arrest and detention

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


There is no information regarding this trial, other than the defendant was tried at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Hamedan.


According to the newspaper, the four defendants were collectively charged with “adultery, act incompatible with chastity, and partying.”

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

No information is available concerning the evidence presented against the accused.


No information is available concerning the defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Hamedan sentenced this defendant to death. He and two other persons were stoned to death.

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