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One Person’s Story

A. B.

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: January 8, 2018
Location: Sari Prison, Sari, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. B.A., along with one other person, was reported by the Ministry of Justice of Mazandaran Province, HRANA, the Human Rights Activists News Agency, Sari Khabar, and Fars News Agency Websites, quoting the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Justice of Mazandaran Province (January 8, 2018).

The case of Mr. B.A. and one other person is related to a murder.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. B.A.’s arrest and detention are not known.

Trial

The Criminal Court of Mazandaran Province tried Mr. B.A. and the other defendant.  No information is available on their trial.

Charges

The charge brought against Mr. B.A. and the other defendant was “murder in the first degree”.  He and the other defendant had killed a person.

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 provided against the defendant.

Defense

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

Judgment

The Criminal Court of Mazandaran Province sentenced Mr. B.A. to death by hanging.  This sentence was approved by the Supreme Court and the head of the Judiciary.

He and the other person were executed in Sari Prison on January 8, 2018. 

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