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One Person’s Story

Unknown

About

Age: 45
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: March 15, 2015
Location of Killing: Shahrud, Semnan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Rape
Age at time of offense: 43

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown 45-year old man was announced by the website of the Central News Unit and the local Shahroud News website on March 15, 2015.

The case of this unknown man pertains to the rape of 20-year old, mentally disabled girl in Ghaderabad Village of Damghan in 2012.

Arrest and detention

There is no information available on the details of this unknown individual’s arrest and detention.

Trial

There is no information available on the details of the session or sessions of this unknown individual’s trial.

Charges

The court charged this unknown individual with “rape.” He was accused of breaking into the house of and raping a 20-year old, mentally disabled girl.

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

There is no information available on the details of the evidence of guilt entered against this unknown individual.

Defense

There is no information available on the details of this unknown individual’s defense.

Judgment

The court sentenced this unknown man to death. This unknown individual was hanged publicly in the Karegar Square of Shahroud in the presence of the judiciary and police authorities on March 15, 2015.

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