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One Person’s Story

Babak Rahimi


Age: 24
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: October 17, 2007
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder
Age at time of offense: 18

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Babak R., along with eight others, was published on the website of Iscanews on October 17, 2007. His case was related to the murder of a 35-year-old man at Baharestan Street in Tehran on January 12, 2002.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Babak R. was detained for six years. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


The Criminal Court of Tehran tried Mr. Babak R. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Babak R. 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 evidence presented against Mr. Babak R. was his “confession.”

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.


During his interrogation, Mr. Babak R. stated that the victim intended to rape him and that he had defended himself. No further information is available on his defense.


The Criminal Court of Tehran condemned Mr. Babak R. to death. Branch 43 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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