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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Ali Hatefi Majomard


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim


Date of Killing: November 3, 1987
Location of Killing: Yazd, Yazd Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Unspecified offense; Rape; Armed robbery

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohammad Ali Hatefi Majomard was reported in the Kayhan newspaper on November 5, 1987.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial, other than he was tried at Branch 6 of the Public Penal Court of Yazd.


According to the report, Mr. Hatefi Majomard was charged with “kidnapping, rape and armed robbery.”

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.


No information is available on Mr. Hatefi Majomard’s defense.


Branch Six of the Penal Court of Yazd sentenced Mr. Hatefi Majomard to death. The Supreme Judicial Counc approved the verdict. He was executed at the prison of the Police Department in the presence of some of the plaintiffs on November 3, 1987.

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