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One Person’s Story

Reza H.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim


Date of Killing: May 4, 2005
Location of Killing: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Reza H. was published on the websites of the Jomhuri Eslami and the Javan newspapers on May 5, 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 from the office of information and public relations of Khuzestan province, the charges brought against Mr. Reza H. were described as follows: “He committed a premeditated murder. He took his victim, Hossain A., to Baghferdos and killed him with a knife.”

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

According to Jomhuri Eslami newspaper, this was an honor killing.


No information is available on Mr. Reza H’s defense.


A court condemned Mr. Reza H. to death and Branch 26 of the Supreme Court approved the sentence. He was executed in public on May 4, 2005 in Shahid Bandar square in Ahvaz.

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