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One Person’s Story

Davud A'marzadeh

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: August 26, 2015
Location of Killing: Tabriz Prison, Tabriz, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Davud A’marzadeh, on September 1, 2015, was reported by Human Rights Organization of Iran website.  Mr. A’marzadeh’s case was related to murder.

Arrest and detention

Mr. A’marzadeh spent several years in the Tabriz Central Prison. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.

Trial

No information is available on this defendant’s trial.

Charges

The charge brought against Mr. A’marzadeh was “murder in the first degree”.  Details of the charge brought against him are not known. 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

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence providedagainst Mr. A’marzadeh.

Defense

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

Judgment

Mr. Davud A’marzadeh was executed on August 26, 2015, at the Tabriz Central Prison. There is no information on the details of the verdict leading to this execution.

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