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One Person’s Story

Zohrab Rohani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 25, 1986
Location of Killing: Central Prison (Adelabad), Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Zohrab Rohani, son of Darab, along with three others, was reported in the Kayhan newspaper on February 25, 1986.

Arrest and detention

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


Mr. Rohani was tried at Branch 13 of Penal Court of Shiraz. No other information is available about the trial.


According to this report, Mr. Rohani 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. Rohani’s defense.


Branch 13 of the Penal Court of Shiraz sentenced Mr. Rohani to death. The Supreme Court approved the sentence. He was executed in Adelabad prison in Shiraz on February 25, 1986.

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