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One Person’s Story

Shahram Azizi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: 2000
Location of Killing: Ramsar, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Shahram Azizi was published in the Kayhan newspaper March 11, 2000.

Mr. Azizi was married and a student at the Career Technical College. His case was related to the murder of his wife in 1998. According to the Head of Ramsar Courthouse, the motive in this murder was a family dispute.

Arrest and detention

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


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


The charge brought against Mr. Azizi 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. Azizi.


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


Mr. Shahram Azizi was hanged in Ramsar in 2000. No specific information is available about this execution.

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