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One Person’s Story

Ahmad B.

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: 2005
Location: Toyserkan, Hamedan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The news of the execution of Mr. Ahmad B. and another person were published in the web editions of the Sharq newspaper on April 7, 2005, and theKayhannewspaper on April 20, 2005.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. The exact date of arrest is unknown. According to the media reports, he had been kept in Toyserkan prison since 2002.

Trial

No information is available on the defendant’s trial.

Charges

The charge against Mr. Ahmad B. was “murder”.

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 does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.

Defense

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

Judgment

No information is available on the details of this judgment. According to the newspapers, Branch 101 of the Criminal Court of Toyserkan ruled against Mr. Ahmad B. and he was hanged publicly in the Basij square of this city. The date of execution is not mentioned in the reports.

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