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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Lame'i


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 15, 2002
Location of Killing: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mohammad Lame’i, along with three others, was published in the Iran newspaper on May 16, 2002.

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on Lame’i‘s arrest and detention.


Branch 1402 of the Criminal Court of Tehran tried Mr. Lame’i on November 6, 2000. No information is available on his trial.


The charge against Mr. Lame’i 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. 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. Lame’i.


No information is available on Mr. Lame’i’s defense. 


The court condemned Mr. Mohammad Lame’i to death. The Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged out at the Qasr Prison yard in Tehran on May 15, 2002.      

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