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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 3, 2007
Location: Jiroft, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Rape

About this Case

News of the conviction and execution of one unknown individual along with four others was published on the ISNA (Iranian Students News Agency), Kayhan Newspaper websites on May 21, and the Police Information Base on June 3, 2007.      

Arrest and Detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.   


The charge against these defendant was announced as "rape." According to the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Jiroft, six individuals raped a woman, who was accompanied by her husband, on the hills near the village of Marun, Jiroft, in early 2007. One of the-couple was able to escape. According to the Police Information Base, these defendants had previous records of sedition, rascal behavior, and rape.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant and four others 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 defense.    


The court condemned this defendant and four others to death and the rulings were confirmed by Branch 28 of the Supreme Court. This defendant along with four others were hanged in public in Jiroft on June 2, 2007.  

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