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One Person’s Story

Qorban Jahi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: 2002
Location of Killing: Heris, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Non-marital sex; Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Qorban Jahi was published in the Kayhan newspaper on March 14, 2002. He was married with two wives and a resident of Colvanaq in Heris, Azerbaijan-e Sharqi. 

Mr. Jahi's case was related to the rape and murder of a young girl. 

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on Mr. Jahi’s arrest and detention.


Branch One of the Public Court of Heris tried Mr. Jahi. 


The charges against Mr. Jahi were announced as "rape and 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 did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against Mr. Jahi.


No information is available on Mr. Jahi's defense.    


Branch One of the Public Court of Heris condemned Mr. Qorban Jahi to death, and Branch 37 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in the presence of the Head of the Heris Courthouse at Zarnaq Intersection in Heris. No specific date is available about this execution.

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