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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Bozorgi

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: January 27, 1985
Location: Shohada Square, Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohammad Bozorgi was reported in the Kayhan daily on January 29, 1985.

Arrest and detention

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

Trial

No information is available on the defendant’s trial.

Charges

According to this report, Mr. Bozorgi was charged with first-degree 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 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.

Defense

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

Judgment

The 14th division of the Penal Court of Shiraz sentenced Mr. Bozorgi to death. The Supreme Court approved the sentence. Mr. Mohammad Bozorgi was hanged in public at the presence of the family members of the murdered persons at Shohada Circle in Shiraz on January 27, 1985.

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