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One Person’s Story

Ruhollah Azmudeh

About

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

Case

Date of Killing: December 8, 1985
Location: Central Prison (Adelabad), Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ruhollah Azmudeh was reported in the Kayhan newspaper on December 9, 1985.

Arrest and detention

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

Trial

No information is available on the defendant’s trial.

Charges

According to this report, Mr. Azmudeh was charged with first-degree murder.

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.

Defense

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

Judgment

Branch 14 of the Penal Court of Shiraz sentenced Mr. Ruhollah Azmudeh to death. The Supreme Court approved this verdict. Mr. Azmudeh was executed in the morning of December 8, 1985 at Adelabad prison in Shiraz in the presence of the victim’s relatives. Ruhollah was 20 years old.

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