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One Person’s Story

R. Ahmad


Age: 28
Nationality: Unknown
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 30, 2007
Location of Killing: Arak, Markazi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Rape; Sedition and/ or threat to public security

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Ahmad R. was published on the websites of ISNA (Iranian Students News Agency) on October 30, and the Aftab Yazd newspaper on November 1, 2007.       

Arrest and Detention

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


Mr. R.'s trial took place in the Criminal Court. No information is available on the details of his trial. 


The charges against the defendant were reported as "kidnapping, rape, and several seditious acts". 

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 Aftab Yazdnewspaper report referred to evidence that proved the defendant destroyed several families with his lustfulness, but there is no explanation regarding the mentioned evidence.     


No information is available on the defendant's defense.     


The court identified Mr. Ahmad R. as Mofsed (corruptor) and condemned him to death. The ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court and he was hanged in public at the Farahan Square in Arak on October 30, 2007.         

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