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One Person’s Story

Aziz Khalkani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 18, 2005
Location of Killing: Orumieh Prison, Orumieh, Azarbaijan-e Gharbi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The news of the execution of Mr. Aziz Khalkani from Beyehran village near Sardasht was published on the Roshangary website on December 24, 2005. The website quotes The Organization for Defending Human Rights in Kordestan.

Arrest and detention

According to the report, Mr. Khalkani was arrested with two other persons named Abbas and Mas’ud in 1996. He was detained in Orumieh. He spent nine years and four months in prison.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to the report, the charge against Mr. Khalkani was “killing a secret service agent”.

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’s authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. 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 based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution contains no evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Khalkani’s defense.


No information is available on the details of this execution. According to the Roshangary web site, Mr. Khalkani was executed on December 18, 2005.

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