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One Person’s Story

Ali Fasahat


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 14, 2005
Location of Killing: Yazd, Yazd Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Ali Fesahat was published on the web site of the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on September 15, 2005.

Arrest and Detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. According to the report, Yazd Court issued the ruling, the Recognition Council investigated it, and the Supreme Court confirmed it.


According to the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper report, the defendant killed a young man, named Ahmad Kheirandish, in a fight on February 24, 2005.

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 Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for alleged 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.


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


According to the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper, Mr. Ali Fesahat was hanged in the presence of the victim’s family and some bystanders in the Yazd Central Prison on September 14, 2005.

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