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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October, 2006
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Espionage

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown individual was announced by the Amir Kabir Newsletter on November 12, 2006. He was a nuclear scientist and his case pertains to espionage.

Arrest and detention

This unknown individual was arrested on the charge of espionage, and held for a long time in Evin Prison. However, there is no further information available on the details of his arrest and detention.


There is no information available on the details of the session or sessions of this unknown individual’s trial.


This unknown individual was charged with “espionage.”

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

There is no information available on the details of the evidence of guilt entered against this unknown individual.


There is no information available on the details of this unknown individual’s defense.


This unknown individual was sentenced to death. He was hanged in Evin Prison in October/November 2006.

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