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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 24, 2010
Location of Killing: Rasht Prison (Lakan), Rasht, Gilan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Unspecified offense

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown man, along with four others, was published on the website of Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran on May 26, 2010. According to this source, news of the execution of these five individuals spread among the public in Rasht over days, but the judiciary and state media did not announce it.

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on the defendant’s arrest and detention.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on the defendant’s charges.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against the defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for alleged drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. Each year Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of Guilt

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


No information is available on the defendant’s defence.


No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution. According to the report by Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran, five prisoners, a woman among them, were hanged behind the prison clinic in Rasht on May 24, 2010.

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