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One Person’s Story

A. Y.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 17, 2009
Location of Killing: Central Prison, Bushehr, Bushehr Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. A.Y. was reported by Kayhan Newspaper (February 17, 2009) and Ettehad-e-Jonoub News and Commentary Website (February 18, 2009).

According to available information, Mr. A.Y.’s case was related to a murder.

Arrest and detention

According to available information, the police arrested Mr. A.Y., when a body was discovered in one of the villages near Borazjan (Kayhan Newspaper).  However, the detailed circumstances of Mr. A.Y.’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on this trial.


The charge brought against Mr. A.Y. was “murder in the first degree”.  He was accused of killing Mr. “Amru’llah M.Y.”, because of a financial dispute.  He had taken this man to one of the villages around Borazjan, killed him, and abandoned the victim’s car in the streets of Borazjan (Kayhan Newspaper).

There is no information on the details of these charges.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this 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 the Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges, including drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences, against their opponents (including political, civil society activists, as well as unionists and ethnic and religious minorities). 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 and executed based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

According to available records, the verdict against Mr. A.Y. was his own confession, elicited during police interrogation and investigation (Kayhan Newspaper). The report of this execution does not contain any information regarding other evidence providedagainst the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. A.Y.’s defense.


The court sentenced Mr. A. Y. to death by hanging (Retribution) (Kayhan Newpaper). Mr. A. Y. was executed on the morning of February 17, 2009, at the Central Prison of Bushehr.  The family of the victim were in attendance. There is no information on the details of the verdict leading to this execution.

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