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One Person’s Story

Yarmohammad Samadi


Age: 20
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 28, 2005
Location of Killing: Taybad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Yarmohammad Samadi was published on the web site of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), Provincial Section (Khorasan Razavi province), on December 28, 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 IRNA report, the charges against the defendant were announced as, murdering two children from Kheirabad village, near Tayyebat.

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. According to the IRNA report, “the defendant murdered the two children and dumped their bodies in a well two years ago.”


No information is available on Mr. Yarmohammad Samadi’s defense.


According to the IRNA report, the court condemned Mr. Yarmohammad Samadi to two counts of death penalty for murdering two children in Tayyebat. The ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court and the defendant was hanged in public on Wednesday December 28, 2005. The report indicated that about two thousand people were present including the judicial and local officials. The families of the victims did not pardon the murderer; therefore, the ruling was enforced.

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