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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July, 2001
Location of Killing: Neyriz, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder; Robbery

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Karamat was published in the Kayhan newspaper on July 9, 2001.  

Arrest and detention

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


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


The charges brought against Mr. Karamat were announced as “murder and robbery.” According to the report, in collaboration with another person, he had murdered a driver by blows of a knife and stolen his vehicle on the road from Neyriz to Sirjan.   

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.  International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges, including drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences, against their opponents (including political, civil society activists, as well as unionists and ethnic and religious minorities). Each year Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted and executed based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against Mr. Karamat.


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


Mr. Karamat was hanged at Darolrahmeh in Neyriz, Fars, in July of 2001. The exact date of this execution is unknown. No specific information is available about this execution.


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