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One Person’s Story

Behzad M.


Age: 34
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: October 17, 2007
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder; Rape

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Behzad M., along with eight others, was published on the website of Iscanews on October 17, 2007. His case was related to the murder of two women on February 1, 2004.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Behzad M. was detained for four years. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


Branch 74 of the Criminal Court of Tehran tried Mr. Behzad M. No information is available on his trial.


The charges brought against Mr. Behzad M. were announced as “satanic harassment and two murders.” He had murdered a 25-year-old woman and a 70-year-old woman.          

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 Mr. Behzad M.


No information is available on Mr. Behzad M.’s defense.


Branch 74 of the Criminal Court of Tehran condemned Mr. Behzad M. to death, two counts. Branch 27 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged, along with eight others, in Evin Prison on October 17, 2007.   

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