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One Person’s Story

Gholamreza Sanahi Heidari


Nationality: Afghanistan
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 2, 2000
Location of Killing: Kerman, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Rape

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Gholamreza Sanahi-Heidari, a citizen of Afghanistan, along with two other Afghan citizens, was published in the Jomhuri-Eslami newspaper on October 3, 2000. The Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported this news without mentioning any names on October 2, 2000.  

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on Mr. Sanahi-Heidari’s arrest and detention.


No information is available on Mr. Sanahi-Heidari’s trial. This trial took place in Branch 10 of the Public Court of Kerman.   


The charge against Mr. Sanahi-Heidari and two others was collectively announced as "rape." According to the Jomhuri-Eslami newspaper, these three individuals had attacked a house in Kerman, tied up the hands and feet of the man, and raped the woman.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.    

Evidence of Guilt

The report of this execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against Mr. Sanahi-Heidari.


No information is available on Mr. Sanahi-Heidari's defense.    


The court condemned Mr. Gholamreza Sanahi-Heidari to death. He was hanged by a crane at the Prison Intersection in Kerman on October 2, 2000.           

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