Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Esma'il B.


Age: 35
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 12, 2004
Location of Killing: Central Prison (Dastgerd), Esfahan, Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder
Age at time of alleged offense: 25

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Esma’il B. was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on July 14, 2004, quoting the Prison Administrator in Esfahan Province. His case was related to a murder in Esfahan in 2002.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Esma’il B. was arrested by police in Esfahan. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


A court in Esfahan tried Mr. Esma’il B. However, no information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Esma’il B. was announced as “murder.” According to the report, he had injured his friend with a glass during a fight, and had escaped the scene. The injured person died in the hospital due to his injuries.

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. Esma’il B.


Mr. Esma’il B. and his friends had gone to banks of the Zayandehrud river for recreation on the day of the incident. No information is available on his defense.


A court in Esfahan condemned Mr. Esma’il B. to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in Esfahan Prison on July 12, 2004.


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