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One Person’s Story

Amir Abbas K.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 17, 2006
Location of Killing: Sari Prison, Sari, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Non-marital sex

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Amir Abbas K., along with another individual, was announced by the websites of Khabar-e Jonub and Donya-ye Eqtesad (August 19, 2006). He was from Ruyan (formerly Alamdeh) and his case was related to sexual offenses.

Arrest and Detention

There is no information available on the details of Mr. Amir Abbas K.’s arrest and detention.


Mr. Amir Abbas K. was tried by a court in Mazandaran Province. However, there is no information available on the session or sessions of his trial.


Mr. Amir Abbas K. was charged with “non-marital sex.”

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 Mr. Amir Abbas K.


There is no information available on the details of Mr. Amir Abbas K.’s defense.


A court in Mazandaran Province sentenced Mr. Amir Abbas K. to death. The verdict was approved by the Supreme Court. Mr. Amir Abbas K. was hanged along with another individual in the courtyard of Sari Prison on Thursday, August 17, 2006. Mr. Amir Abbas K.’s dead body was delivered to his family for burial after the execution had been carried out.

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