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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 20, 2000
Location of Killing: Raja’i Shahr (Gohardasht) Prison, Karaj, Alborz Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Armed robbery

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Sa’id and two other defendants was published in the Iran newspaper on August 21, 2000.

According to the existing information, Mr. Sa’id and the other defendants were members of an armed robber gang consisting of seven individuals. They wore police uniform and committed armed robberies across Iran.  

Arrest and detention

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


The Public Court of Karaj tried Mr. Sa’id. No information is available on his trial.


The charges brought against Mr. Sa’id were announced as “main member and the leader of a network of armed robbery, extortion, and banditry.” No detailed information is available on his charge.

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. Sa’id.


No information is available on Mr. Sa’id’s defense.


The Public Court of Karaj condemned Mr. Sa’id to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged, along with the two other defendants of this case, in the presence of the Sentence Enforcement of the Courthouse at Raja’ishahr Prison in Karaj on August 20, 2000 in the morning. No more specific information is available about this execution.

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