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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 21, 2009
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Sa’id, as the main defendant in two cases, along with four other people, was reported by the Iranian Student Correspondents Association-ISCA News, on October 21, 2009.  Additional information was collected from ISCA News Website (February 5, 2008).

According to available information, Mr. Sa’id’s case was related to a murder in Esfahan, in 2002, and a murder in Tehran, in 2005.

Arrest and detention

According to available information, Mr. Sa’id was pursued and arrested in Shiraz, following an incident of murder (ISCA News, February 5, 2008).  The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


Section 71 of the Criminal Court of Tehran put Mr. Sa’id on public trial. He was the main defendant in two cases of murder in the first degree.  The trial was conducted by four judges and the District Attorney (ISCA News, February 5, 2008).  No information is available on this trial.


Section 71 of the Criminal Court of Tehran charged Mr. Sa’id with two counts of “murder in the first degree”. He was accused of killing an 18-year-old victim with knife blows to the stomach, on July 22, 2002.  He had approached this person and lured them to the deserted areas outside of Esfahan, where the murder was committed.

He was also accused of being the main perpetrator in the murder of a 25-year-old man.  His accomplice was the wife of this man.  The murder took place in a building on Resalat Street in Tehran, in 2005 (ISCA News, February 5, 2008).

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

According to available information, the basis for the sentence issued against Mr. As’id was his confession.  In court, he confessed to one count of murder in Esfahan, and another murder in Tehran.  Also, a printout of the conversations between Mr. Sa’id and the victim’s wife was presented as evidence against him (ISCA News, February 5, 2008).


According to available information, in his own defense, Mr. Sa’id testified that he had killed the victim in Esfahan, because he had molested his half-sister.  

The motive for the second murder was stated as “revenge”.  According to reported information, the victim’s wife and Mr. Sa’id had grown up together, and were in love.  However, her family had forced her to marry the victim.

No information is available on his defense.


Section 71 of the Criminal Court of Tehran sentenced Mr. Sa’id to “two executions”.  Section 11 of the Supreme Court approved this verdict.  Mr. Sa’id was executed in Evin Prison, on the morning of Wednesday, October 21, 2009 (ISCA News, February 5, 2008 ??)

There is no information on the verdict leading to this execution.

The court also sentenced the wife of ‘Mr. Malik’iddin’, as the accomplice, and for having a secret relationship with Mr. Sa’id, to 10 years in prison (ISCA News, February 5, 2008).

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