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One Person’s Story

Hossein S.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April 17, 2010
Location of Killing: Kerman, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Rape

About this Case

News of the conviction and execution of Mr. Hossein S., along with four others, was published on the website of Kerman Courthouse on January 23 and April 17, 2010.

Arrest and Detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. This trial took place at the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Kerman.


The charges against Mr. Hossein S. were announced as "rape."

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 did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information is available on the defendant's defence.


The court condemned Mr. Hossein S. to death and he was hanged in the Kerman prison on April 17, 2010.

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