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One Person’s Story

F. S.

About

Age: 26
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: January 19, 2015
Location: Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. M. S. was published in the Khorasan newspaper on January 20, 2015. This case was related to the murder of a young man in the Torqabeh-Shandiz area near Mashhad during a collective fight in the summer of 2008.  

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on Mr. M. S.’s arrest and detention.

Trial

Branch Five of the Khorasan-e Razavi Criminal Court tried Mr. M. S. No further information is available on his trial.  

Charges

The charge against Mr. M. S. 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 evidence presented against Mr. M. S. was his “clear confession during the interrogation,” “the coroner’s office report,” and the reconstruction of the murder scene in the presence of the Torqabeh-Shandi interrogator.

International human rights organizations have repeatedly condemned the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for its systematic use of severe torture and solitary confinement to obtain confessions from detainees and have questioned the authenticity of confessions obtained under duress.  

Defense

No information is available on Mr. M. S.'s defense.       

Judgment

Branch Five of the Khorasan-e Razavi Criminal Court condemned Mr. M. S. to death and Branch 28 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in the presence of the judicial and other officials in the Torqabeh Prison on January 19, 2015.  

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