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One Person’s Story

Isa Pirayeshi


Age: 19
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 12, 2002
Location of Killing: Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder; Disrupting public order
Age at time of alleged offense: 17

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Isa Pirayeshi, known as Isa Lak, was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on December 17, 2002. 

His case was related to a murder that had happened in 2000 while he was only 17.

International laws have strictly prohibited capital punishment against those who were under the age of 18 at the time of committing the crime. As a party to the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Iran has the obligation to avoid capital punishment for an offence committed before the age of eighteen.

Arrest and detention

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


The Homicide Special Branch of Judiciary in Hormozgan province tried Mr. Pirayeshi. No information is available on his trial.


The charges brought against Mr. Pirayeshi were announced as “murder and disrupting public order.” He was accused of stabbing someone to death at a wedding ceremony during a collective fight on August 18, 2000.

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. Pirayeshi.


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


The Homicide Special Branch of Judiciary in Hormozgan province condemned Mr. Isa Pirayeshi to death and the Judiciary validated the ruling. He was executed in the Bandar-e Abbas Central Prison on December 12, 2002 in the morning. He received 74 lashes before his execution. 

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