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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Afghanistan
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March 5, 2011
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Rape

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown Afghan, along with two others, was published on the website of the Iran newspaper on March 7, 2011.     

Arrest and Detention

The defendant and two others were arrested after a custodian filed a complaint against three men for raping his wife, and one of them, a former co-coworker of the husband, was identified by the victim.  


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.   


The charges against the defendant and two others were collectively announced as "rape." According to the Irannewspaper, they entered the custodian’s house at midnight, and after tying the couple’s hands and feet, raped the pregnant wife.        

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 Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for alleged drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. 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 based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of Guilt

The evidence presented against the defendant and two others was their confessions and the identification of one of them by the victim.


No information is available on the defendant's defence.    


The court condemned the defendant to death and the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Judiciary. The defendant was hanged at the Evin prison in Tehran on March 5, 2011.            

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