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One Person’s Story


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 31, 2007
Location of Killing: Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown person was published on the websites of the Hamvatan Salam newspaper on October 31, and Kayhan on November 3, 2007.

Arrest and Detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


This defendant was charged with “murder.” According to the media reports, quoting the Public Prosecutor of Kohnuj, “the defendant murdered his fiancé’s brother, with a kitchen knife, during a family dispute in 2003.”

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 defendant.


No information is available on the defense.


The court condemned the defendant to death and he was hanged in the central square of Kohnuj (Karman Province) on October 31, 2007.

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