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One Person’s Story



Age: 25
Nationality: Unknown
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: December 24, 2007
Location of Killing: Kazerun, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Abuzar was published on the websites of the Iran newspaper and Fars Province Court House on December 25, and in the Ettela’at newspaper on December 31, 2007.

According to the General and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Kazerun, “before murdering his wife, he had been arrested and imprisoned several times for sedition, drinking, and moral corruption.”        

Arrest and Detention

According to the reporter of the Iran newspaper, at midnight in the beginning of July 2005, Police had to check on a house in Hazrati Street in Kazerun because of the several shootings where they found Maryam, 21-year-old, killed by gun. The criminal investigators later arrested the victims’ husband, Abuzar. 


The trial took place in the Criminal Court of Fars province, Branch 5.    


The charges against the defendant was announced as, "murder." According to the media reports, the defendant murdered his wife by shooting her in 2005. 

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 reported against the defendant was his “confession” and “the collected reasons and documents in his file”. 


According to the Iran newspaper report, he denied murdering his wife during the primary interrogations.   


The court condemned Mr. Abuzar to death and the ruling was confirmed by Branch 37 of the Supreme Court and Branch 15 of the Supreme Court Recognition. He was hanged in public at a main square in Kazerun on December 24, 2007.

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