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One Person’s Story

Reza Mohajer


Age: 45
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 2, 2010
Location of Killing: Karaj, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Reza Mohajer was published on the websites of Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran on August 1, and HRANA (Human Rights Activists News Agency) on August 2, 2010. According to these reports, Mr. Reza Mohajer had been awaiting execution for eleven years. He had been sent to the gallows three times and each time his execution had been postponed. On August 1, 2010, he was transferred to solitary confinement in Gohardasht (Raj’ishahr) prison in Karaj.

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. Reza Mohajer was announced as "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 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. According to HRANA, the defendant’s father had been the plaintiff.


No information is available on the defendant's defence.


The court condemned Reza Mohajer to death and he was hanged at Gohardasht (Raja’ishahr) prison in Karaj on August 2, 2010.

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