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One Person’s Story

Abdolkhaleq A.


Nationality: Unknown
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 28, 2007
Location of Killing: Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Armed robbery

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Abdolkhaleq A. was published on the websites of the Police Information Base on May 29 and the Jamejam newspaper on May 30, 2007.       

Arrest and Detention

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


The trial took place at the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office of Saravan. No further information is available on the defendant’s trial.    


The charges against Mr. Abdolkhaleq A. were announced as "several armed robberies and blocking traffic with arms". 

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

According to the media reports, the evidence presented against the defendant was his “confession” to robberies.      

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 defense.


The court condemned Mr. Abdolkhaleq A. to death and he was hanged in public at 22 Bahman Square in Saravan on May 28, 2007. This report did not mention any confirmation of the ruling by the Supreme Court.         

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