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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 2010
Location of Killing: Central Prison (Adelabad), Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Rape; Armed robbery

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. B. H. was published on the website of Khabare-Jonub on March 1, 2010.

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on the defendant’s arrest and detention. According to the report, the defendant had been arrested several years before.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. This case was first sent to the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Estahban and the trial took place at the Punitive Court of Estahban.


The charges against Mr. B. H. were announced as "having a long criminal record, 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 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 evidence presented against the defendant was his “confession”.

International human rights organizations have repeatedly condemned the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for its systematic use of torture to obtain confessions from detainees and have questioned the authenticity of confessions obtained under duress.


No information is available on the defendant's defence.


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Estahban identified Mr. B. H. as Mohareb (fighter) and condemned him to death. The ruling was confirmed by Branch 31 of the Supreme Court. He was hanged at the Adelabad prison in Shiraz. The exact date of this execution is unknown.

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