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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 2010
Location of Killing: Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Rape

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown individual, along with two others, was published on the website of ISNA (Iranian Students News Agency) on September 29, 2010, quoting the Head of the judiciary.

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 Head of the judiciary, this case was sent to Tehran for investigation after 18 days.


The charge against the defendant was announced as "rape." According to the Head of the judiciary, several young men went to a house in a village in the Khorasan-Jonubi province and raped a young girl in front of her parents in the month of Ramadan.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against the 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.


The court condemned the defendant to death. According to ISNA, quoting the Head of the judiciary, “these three individuals were executed in spite of the fact that we normally do not execute anyone in the month of Ramadan.” No specific information is available about the defendants' execution. The exact date of these executions is unknown.

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