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One Person’s Story

Akbar H

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: June 15, 2010
Location: Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Rape; Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Akbar H. was published on the websites of Sistan and Baluchestan Courthouse on June 16, and Fars news agency on June 15, 2010, quoting the Public Relations Office of the Sistan Va Baluchestan Courthouse.

Arrest and Detention

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

Trial

No information is available on the defendant’s trial.

Charges

The charges against Mr. Akbar H. were announced as "murder and 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.

Defence

No information is available on the defendant's defence.

Judgment

The court condemned Mr. Akbar H. to death and the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Judiciary. He was hanged in the Zahedan prison on June 15, 2010.

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