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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 11, 2010
Location of Killing: Azna, Lorestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Unspecified offense

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. S. R., son of Jahanshah, along with two others, was published on the websites of Fars news agency and Lorna News Base on August 12, 2010, quoting the Head of Azna Courthouse.

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on the defendant’s arrest and detention. According to the media reports, the defendants were arrested in 2009.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charge against Mr. S. R. and two other defendants was announced as "kidnapping."

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.


No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution. Mr. S. R. was hanged in public at Namaz Square in Azna on August 11, 2010.

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