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One Person’s Story

Abdol'aziz Ra'isi


Age: 24
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: December 16, 2013
Location of Killing: Zahedan Prison, Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Unknown charge
Age at time of alleged offense: Under 18

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Abdol’aziz Ra’isi was published on the website of the Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran on December 17, 2013.

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

Mr. Ra’isi was under 18 when arrested. He was detained for seven years, first at the Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Zahedan and then at Section One, known as the Youth Section, in Zahedan Prison. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on Mr. Ra’isi’s trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Ra’isi is not known.

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on Mr. Ra’isi’s defense.


Mr. Abdol’aziz Ra’isi was secretly hanged at the Zahedan Prison yard on December 16, 2013. 

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