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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Unknown
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 25, 2015
Location of Killing: Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Rape

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown person, along with another person, was published on the websites of the Kermanshah General Courthouse and ISNA (Iranian Students News Agency) on February 25, 2015.   

Arrest and detention

According to the Public Prosecutor of Kermanshah, the defendant was identified and arrested after a victim filed a complaint. (ISNA) The circumstances of the defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


Branch One of the Criminal Court of Kermanshah tried the defendant in the presence of five judges and attorneys. No detail information is available on this trial.


The charge brought against the defendant was announced as “rape.”  

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.

Evidence of guilt

According to the existing information, the evidence presented against the defendant was his “confession” and the complaint by the plaintiff. According to the Public Prosecutor of Kermanshah, the defendant had recorded the rape scenes and threatened the victims to publish these in order to prevent them from filing any complaint. (ISNA)

International human rights organizations have repeatedly condemned the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for its systematic use of severe torture and solitary confinement to obtain confessions from detainees and have questioned the authenticity of confessions obtained under duress.


No information is available on the defendant’s defense.


Branch One of the Criminal Court of Kermanshah condemned the defendant to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. The defendant was hanged, along with another person, in public in Kermanshah on February 25, 2015 in the morning. 

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