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One Person’s Story


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 2, 2007
Location of Killing: Karaj, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Unspecified offense

About this Case

News of the execution of twelve unknown individuals in one week was published on the websites of ISNA (Iranian Students News Agency) and the Hambastegi newspaper on August 1, 2007, quoting the Public Prosecutor of Karaj.

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on the defendants’ arrest and detention.


No information is available on the defendants’ trial.


No information is available on these twelve defendants’ charges. The Public Prosecutor of Karaj referred to them collectively as “hooligans”.

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

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendants.


No information is available on their defense.


These defendants were hanged in public in the last week of July, 2007.

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