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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 2004
Location of Killing: Yazd, Yazd Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Armed robbery

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown person, along with another person, was reported in Ettela’at Newspaper on October 10, 2004.  His case had to do with armed robbery and inciting fear and intimidation.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of the unknown person’s arrest and detention are not known.


The Public and Revolutionary Court of Yazd tried this person. No information is available on his trial.


The charges brought against this unknown person were “armed robbery, inciting fear and intimidation, and possession and transportation of military arms and ammunition”.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.  International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges, including drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences, against their opponents (including political, civil society activists, as well as unionists and ethnic and religious minorities). Each year Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted and executed based on trumped-up charges is unknown. 

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence providedagainst the defendant.


No information is available on this unknown person’s defense.


The Public and Revolutionary Court of Yazd sentence the unknown person to death by hanging. Along with another person, he was executed in Yazd in 2004. There is no other information available on the verdict leading to this execution.

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