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One Person’s Story



Age: 32
Nationality: Unknown
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 11, 2001
Location of Killing: Mahabad Prison, Mahabad, Azarbaijan-e Gharbi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of execution of an unknown person, was published on Iran newspaper on September 12, 2001.

This person was 32 years old and from Agriqash village in Mahabad. His case was related to a murder.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on this person’s trial.


The charge brought against this person was announced as “murder” is not known.

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 provided against the defendant.


No information is available on this person’s defense.


This unknown person was sentenced to death and his sentence was approved by the Supreme Court. He was hanged in Mahabad prison on September 11, 2001 in the presence of the killed person’s family.

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