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One Person’s Story

Hossein A.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 19, 2015
Location of Killing: Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Robbery; Rape

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hossein A. was published on the websites of the Fars Courthouse, ISNA (Iranian Students News Agency), and Young Journalists Club (YJC) on May 19, 2015. According to the Revolutionary Public Prosecutor of Shiraz, Mr. Hossein A., using his car as a taxi, had kidnapped passengers, taken them out of town, and harassed them.

Arrest and detention

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


Branch Four of the Criminal Court of Fars tried Mr. Hossein A. No information is available on his trial.


The charges brought against Mr. Hossein A. were announced as “rape, kidnapping (two counts), and robbery.”

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. Hossein A.


No information is available on Mr. Hossein A.’s defense.


Branch Four of the Criminal Court of Fars condemned Mr. Hossein A. to death, 22 years imprisonment for kidnapping, and 15 years imprisonment and 111 lashes for robberies accompanied with harassment. Branch 32 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling and the Head of Judiciary validated it.. He was hanged in public in Shiraz on May 19, 2015.

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