Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Reza Nikugoftar Maher


Age: 32
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 8, 2001
Location of Killing: Qom, Markazi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Rape; Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Reza Nikugoftar Maher was published in the Iran newspapers on September 8, 2001.   

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on Mr. Nikugoftar Maher’s arrest and detention.


No information is available on Mr. Nikugoftar Maher’s trial.  


The charges against Mr. Nikugoftar Maher were announced as "murder and rape”. According to the Iran newspaper, quoting an official from the Qom Courthouse, robbery, assault, and battery of a woman were also among charges brought against the defendant.

Evidence of Guilt

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


No information is available on Mr. Nikugoftar Maher’s defense.  


The court condemned Mr. Reza Nikugoftar Maher to death and 74 lashes, and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was executed in public at the Sargardan Intersection of Qom Power Plant on September 8, 2001.  

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