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One Person’s Story

Mohammad N.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: August 29, 2004
Location of Killing: Arak, Markazi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohammad N. was reported in Khorasan Newspaper (September 2, 2004) and Human Rights Site in Iran – Committee for Support of the Referendum in Iran (August 31, 2004).  He was married and had four children. He lived in the village of Gavar in Markazi Province. His case has to do with the   murder of his wife in their village on July 5, 2003.

Arrest and detention

Police arrested Mr. Mohammad N. on July 6, 2003. He spent more than a year in prison. No details are available regarding his arrest and detention.


No information is available on Mr. Mohammad N.’s trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Mohammad N. was murder.  According to this report, during an altercation with his wife, he strangled her and then cut off her head with a knife (Khorasan Newspaper).

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 against Mr. Mohammad N. was given as “recovery of the victim’s body and the suspect’s 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.


No information is available on Mr. Mohammad N.’s defense.


Mr. Mohammad N. was condemned to death by hanging.  He was executed in public on August 29, 2004.

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