Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Sa'id Ashayeri


Age: 27
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 2013
Location of Killing: Kerman, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder
Age at time of alleged offense: 14

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Sa’id Ashayeri, along with seven others, was published on the website of HRANA (Human Rights Activists News Agency) on September 21, 2015. Mr. Ashayeri was only 14 when the crime took place.

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. Ashayeri was detained for 13 years. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on Mr. Ashayeri’s trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Ashayeri 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 did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against Mr. Ashayeri.


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


Mr. Sa’id Ashayeri was hanged in Kerman in 2013. No specific information is available about his execution.

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