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One Person’s Story

Mojtaba

About

Age: 19
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Single

Case

Date of Killing: 2003
Location: Kerman, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mojtaba, without his last name, was published in the Iran newspaper on September 26, 2003. His case was related to kidnapping, rape, and illegitimate relationships.

Arrest and detention

Following complaints filed by several students, the Kerman Education Protection Office, and victims’ families, Mr. Mojtaba was arrested. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.

Trial

Mr. Mojtaba was tried in Kerman province. No information is available on his trial.

Charges

The charges brought against Mr. Mojtaba were announced as “seven kidnappings, three rapes, and illegitimate relationships.”  

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 evidence presented against Mr. Mojtaba was “complaints filed by several students’ families, the Kerman Education Protection Office, and the other victims’ families.”

Defense

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

Judgment

Mr. Mojtaba was hanged in Kerman in 2003. No specific information is available about this execution.

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