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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 16, 2010
Location of Killing: Karun Prison, Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Acts incompatible with chastity

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. H. D., along with two others, was published on the websites of the Khuzestan Courthouse and Fars news agency on October 17, 2010, quoting the Public Relations Office of the Khuzestan Courthouse.

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 Branch 17 of the Penal Court of Khuzestan.


The charge against Mr. H. D. was announced as “an act incompatible with chastity.”

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. H. D. to death and the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court. He was hanged at the Karun prison in Ahvaz on October 16, 2010.

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