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One Person’s Story

Behruz Mehranpur

About

Age: 22
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: January 6, 2006
Location of Killing: Masjed Soleyman, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder
Age at time of offense: 18

About this Case

Behruz Mehranpur, executed for murder, was physically disabled, visually impaired, and partially deaf.

News of the execution of Mr. Behruz Mehranpur was published by IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency) on January 6, 2006 and the Iran newspaper on January 7, 2006.

Mr. Mehranpur, 22, was physically disabled, visually impaired, and partially deaf. His case was related to the murder of a man and a woman during a robbery from his relative’s house.    

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Mehranpur’s arrest and detention are not known.

Trial

No information is available on Mr. Mehranpur’s trial.

Charges

The charges brought against Mr. Mehranpur were announced as “murdering his cousin and his uncle’s wife” during the robbery from his relative’s house when he was 18 years old.  

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against Mr. Mehranpur.

Defense

No information is available on Mr. Mehranpur’s defense. Additionally, it is unknown if he had access to an attorney.

Judgment

Mr. Behruz Mehranpur was condemned to death in public. His disability was not considered in his trial. With the support of some officials including the Friday Prayer Imam in Masjed-e Soleiman, Mr. Mahranpur demanded pardon from the victims’ family unsuccessfully. He was executed in public at the Central Square in Masjed-e Soleiman on January 6, 2006 in the morning. No information is available about his burial location. It is not known if his body was given to his family.  

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