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One Person’s Story

Na'im Abdollah Kh.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 28, 2005
Location of Killing: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Armed robbery

About this Case

Information about the execution of Mr. Na’im Abdollah Kh., known as Rahim, along with another person, was published by the Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA), and on the web site of the Iran newspaper on December 27, 2005, and on the web site of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on December 28.

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 Public Relations Office of the Judiciary of the Khuzestan Province, the defendant was charged with “participation in an armed robbery using a combat weapon, shooting, and stealing.”

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 the defense.


According to the media reports, Mr. Na’im Abdollah Kh. was condemned to death in public by Branch Three of Ahvaz Revolutionary Court for being “at war with God”. After the ruling was confirmed by Branch 32 of the Supreme Court, he was executed in the Serahtapeh District of Ahvaz on December 28, 2005.

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