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One Person’s Story



Age: 18
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September, 2013
Location of Killing: Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder
Age at time of alleged offense: 14

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown individual was published by various sources including the Iranelect website (September 22, 2013) and Tabnak (September 25, 2013.) This defendant was from Kazerun, Fars, and only 14 years old when the crime took place.

International laws have strictly prohibited capital punishment against those who were under the age of 18 at the time of committing the crime. As a party to the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Iran has the obligation to avoid capital punishment for an offence committed before the age of eighteen.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. The defendant was detained for four years (from the age of 14 to 18.)


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charge brought against this unknown individual was announced as “murder.”  

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

The report of this execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against the defendant.


The unknown individual was under 18 years old when the incident occurred. No information is available on the defendant’s defense.  


The court in which the case was initially tried condemned the defendant to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. The defendant was hanged in Kazerun in September of 2013. No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution.

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