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One Person’s Story

Reza P.


Age: 22
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July, 2001
Location of Killing: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Reza P., a conscript, was published in the Kayhan newspaper on July 30, 2001.

Arrest and detention

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


Branch 13 of the Public Court of Ahvaz tried Mr. Reza P. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Reza P. was announced as “murder.” According to the report, planning to murder, he went to a friend’s house and murdered him by several blows of a knife.

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. Reza P.


No information is available on Mr. Reza P’s defense.


The court condemned Mr. Reza P. to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in Ahvaz in July of 2001. The exact date of this execution is unknown.

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