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One Person’s Story

Ali B.

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: May, 2009
Location: Minab, Hormozgan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The news of the execution of Mr. Ali B. was announced by the websites of the provincial Ministry of Justice office in Hormozgan Province (May 4, 2009) as well as Iran Student Correspondents Association, Iscanews (April 28, 2009). According to the availabe information, Mr. Ali B.’s case pertains to the occurrence of a murder in Minab in 2006.

Arrest and Detention

According to the available information, a week after the murder of a man in Minab County during the summer of 2006, Mr. Ali B. was arrested in the Bashagard area near the Pakistani border while carrying two guns and then transferred to prison (Iscanews, April 28, 2009). However, there is no information available on the details of Mr. Ali B.’s arrest and detention. 

Trial

Mr. Ali B. was tried by Branch One of the Public Court of Hormozgan Province (provincial Ministry of Justice office in Hormozgan Province, May 4, 2009). However, there is no information available on the session or sessions of his trial.

Charges

The court charged Mr. Ali B. with murder. He was accused of travelling to Minab with the intention of murdering the victim (provincial Ministry of Justice office in Hormozgan Province, May 4, 2009). There he killed the victim by shooting him in the head, and then fled the scene (Iscanews, April 28, 2009). However, there is no information available on the details of the charges brought against Mr. Ali B. 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

According to the available information, the confessions of Mr. Ali B. became the basis for the verdict that was issued against him. Additionally, the statements of the victim’s cousin as eyewitness to the murder, the report of the police agents, a schematic of the neighborhood and the area in which the accused was identified, the report of the Judiciary Police, the fact that the accused was carrying two guns when arrested, and the expert opinion of the coroner were all entered as evidence against Mr. Ali B. (provincial Ministry of Justice office in Hormozgan Province, May 4, 2009).

Defense

According to the available information, Mr. Ali B.’s illicit affair with the sister of the victim was announced as the motive for and cause of murder (provincial Ministry of Justice office in Hormozgan Province, May 4, 2009). However, there is no information available on the details of Mr. Ali B.’s defense.

Judgment

Branch One of the Public Court of Hormozgan Province sentenced Mr. Ali B. to death. Branch 11 of the Supreme Court approved this verdict (provincial Ministry of Justice office in Hormozgan Province, May 4, 2009). After the head of the Judiciary also approved and validated the verdict during April of 2009, Mr. Ali B. was hanged in Minab Central Prison (provincial Ministry of Justice office in Hormozgan Province, May 4, 2009). However, there is no information available on the exact date of this execution.

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