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One Person’s Story

M. H.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 2007
Location of Killing: Karun Prison, Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: War on God; Armed robbery

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. M. H., along with another person, was published on the websites of Fars News Agency on January 14, and the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on January 15, 2007, quoting the Public Relations Office of the Khuzestan Provincial Court.

Arrest and Detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charge against Mr. M. H. was announced as “two counts of armed robbery and being at war with God.”

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 this defendant to death and the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court. He was hanged in the Karun prison in Ahvaz. No specific date is available about the defendant’s execution.

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