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One Person’s Story

Davud S.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


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

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Davud S., along with another person, was published in the Jamejam newspaper on October 6, 2003. Additional information was taken from the Qods newspaper on February 19, 2003. His case was related to a shooting that resulted in a murder and an injury in Tehran.

According to the existing information, on July 13, 2002, Mr. Davud S., who had resigned from his job at a car parts manufacturing company at Satarkhan Street in Tehran, went to the location to ask the company CEO for his job back. However, when the CEO rejected his request, Mr. Davud S. threatened him with a gun. After the CEO did not give in to his request, he fired several shots at him and his secretary. The CEO died in the hospital. Mr. Davud S. shot and injured himself in the street after leaving the company.    

Arrest and detention

Inspectors of Police Station 118 had transferred Mr. Davud S. to a hospital. An order was issued by a judge to arrest Mr. Davud S. after his recovery. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


Branch 1601 of the Criminal Court in Tehran tried Mr. Davud S. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Davud S. was announced as “murder.”  

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. Davud S.  was his “confession.”  

International human rights organizations have repeatedly condemned the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for its systematic use of severe torture and solitary confinement to obtain confessions from detainees and have questioned the authenticity of confessions obtained under duress.


Mr. Davud S. defended himself during his trial. No information is available on his defense.


Branch 1601 of the Criminal Court in Tehran condemned Mr. Davud S. to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged, along with another person, at the Qasr Prison in Tehran in 2003. No specific information is available about this execution.

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