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One Person’s Story

Hamid Ranjbar Eslamlu


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 26, 2011
Location of Killing: Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Assault and battery; Armed robbery

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hamid Ranjbar Eslamlu, along with three others, was published on the websites of IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency) on May 26, and Khabar-e Jonub on May 28, 2011.         

 Arrest and Detention

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


This trial took place in the Penal Court of Fars Province. No further information is available about the defendant’s trial.   


The charges against Mr. Hamid Ranjbar Eslamlu and another defendant were collectively announced as "participation in armed robberies, kidnapping, robbery, destruction, drinking alcoholic beverages, assault and battery, and illegitimate relationships."         

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. Hamid Ranjbar Eslamlu to death and 15 years imprisonment. The ruling was confirmed by Branch 27 of the Supreme Court. He was hanged at Kuzehgari Square in Shiraz on May 26, 2011.        




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