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One Person’s Story

Mahmud Rabi'


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 16, 2002
Location of Killing: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mahmud Rabi’, along with three others, was published in the Iran newspaper on September 18, 2002.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Rabi’s arrest and detention are not known.


The Criminal Court of Tehran tried Mr. Rabi’s. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Rabi’ 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.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against Mr. Rabi’.


No information is available on Mr. Rabi’s defense.


The Criminal Court of Tehran condemned Mr. Mahmud Rabi’ to death and the Supreme Court confirmed it. The ruling was carried out in the presence of the victim’s family and officials at the Qasr Prison yard when he was hanged on September 16, 2002.



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