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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 18, 2007
Location of Killing: Shirvan, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown man was published on the website of the Khorasan newspaper on January 23, 2007, quoting the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Shirvan.        

Arrest and Detention

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


This trial took place in Branch 101 of Shirvan Court. No further information is available about the defendant’s trial.   


The charge against the defendant was announced as "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

According to the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Shirvan, the defendant committed murder with a scythe on his farm, during a fight on July 3, 2004. 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 defense.    


The court condemned the defendant to death and the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court. According to the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Shirvan, efforts of the Conciliatory Council to convince the victim’s family to pardon the defendant were unsuccessful. He was hanged in the presence of the victim’s family and officials in Shirvan on January 18, 2007.




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