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One Person’s Story

Rahman R


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April 20, 2010
Location of Killing: Dezful, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder; Assault and battery

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Rahman R. was published on the website of Khuzestan Courthouse on April 26, 2010, quoting the Public Relations Office of the Dezful 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 the Dezful Penal Court.


The charge against Mr. Rahman R. was announced as "assault and battery resulting in 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 evidence presented against the defendant was his “confession.”

International human rights organizations have repeatedly condemned the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for its systematic use of torture to obtain confessions from detainees and have questioned the authenticity of confessions obtained under duress.


No information is available on the defendant's defence.


The court condemned Mr. Rahman R. to death and the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court. He was hanged at the Dezful prison on April 20, 2010.

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