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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Mehrbani


Age: 19
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 28, 1986
Location of Killing: Qom, Markazi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohammad Mehrbani, son of Abdollah, was reported in the Kayhan daily on January 28, 1986. According to the report, Mr. Mehrbani committed the crime that he was punished for 20 months prior to his execution. It is possible, that at the time he was under 18 years of age.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial, other than he was tried at the Penal Court of Qom.


According to this report, Mr. Mehrbani 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.


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


Qom’s Penal Court sentenced Mr. Mehrbani to death. The Supreme Judicial Council approved the sentence. Mr. Mohammad Mehrbani was hanged by the victim’s father in the Police station of Qom on January 28, 1986.

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