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One Person’s Story

Meysam Chanbari


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 19, 2014
Location of Killing: Gohardasht Prison, Karaj, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder
Age at time of alleged offense: Under 18

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Meysam Chanbari, along with five others, was published on the website of HRANA (Human Rights Activists News Agency) on February 19, 2014. His case was related to a murder that took place when he was less than 18 years old.

International laws have strictly prohibited capital punishment against those who were under the age of 18 at the time of committing the crime. As a party to the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Iran has the obligation to avoid capital punishment for an offence committed before the age of eighteen.

Arrest and detention

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


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


The charge brought against Mr. Chanbari 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 does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against Mr. Chanbari.


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


Mr. Meysam Chanbari was hanged, along with five others, at the Gohardasht Prison yard in Karaj on February 19, 2014.  


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