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One Person’s Story



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


Date of Killing: 2003
Location of Killing: 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.


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


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.”


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


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

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