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One Person’s Story

Pir morad Baqeri

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: April 16, 2003
Location: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Pir Morad Baqeri, along with four others, was published in the Iran newspaper on April 17, 2003. Additional information regarding his prosecution was taken from the Iran newspaper of December 9, 2001.

Arrest and detention

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

Trial

The Criminal Court of Tehran tried Mr. Baqeri. No information is available on his trial.

Charges

The charge brought against Mr. Baqeri was announced as “murder.” According to the Iran newspaper, he had murdered an individual by blows of a knife during a fight caused by a dispute on March 20, 2001.

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 report of this execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against Mr. Baqeri.

Defense

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

Judgment

The court condemned Mr. Pir Morad Baqeri to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged at the Qasr Prison yard in Tehran on April 16, 2003. 

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