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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Reza H. (Homaiun)


Age: 25
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April 24, 2007
Location of Killing: Marvdasht, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mohammad Reza H. (Homaiun) was published on the websites of the Iran newspaper on April 15, ISNA (Iranian Students News Agency) on April 24, and the  Khabare Jonub newspaper on April 26, 2007.      

Arrest and Detention

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


This trial took place at the Marvdasht Court House. No further information is available on Mr. Mohammad Reza H.’s trial.     


The charge against Mr. Mohammad Reza H. 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

The report of this execution did not provide specific information on the evidence presented against the defendant. According to the Khabare Jonubnewspaper, “the defendant murdered a person with a knife in the village of Kushk on August 8, 2004, during a fight.”  


No information is available on Mr. Mohammad Reza H.’s 's defense.    


The court condemned Mr. Mohammad Reza H. (Homaiun) to death and the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court and the Head of the Judiciary. He was hanged in public in Sahlabad, Marvdasht, on April 24, 2007. Mr. Mohammad Reza H. (Homaiun) was 25 years old.        

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