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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 2010
Location of Killing: Ardebil, Ardebil Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown person from a village in Ardebil was published on the website of Ardebil Provincial Courthouse on January 21, 2010, quoting the Public Relations Office of the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Ardebil.

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on the defendant’s arrest and detention.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to the report, the defendant had murdered his brother-in-law during a fight over a land irrigation dispute in a village near Nayer in 2007.

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 did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information is available on the defendant's defence.


No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution. The court condemned the defendant to death (Qesas) and he was hanged at the Central Prison yard in Ardebil. The exact date of this execution is unknown.

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