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One Person’s Story

Bahman Savari


Age: 22
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 13, 2000
Location of Killing: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Bahman Savari was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on September 14, 2000. 

Arrest and Detention

According to the newspaper report quoting the Deputy Chief of the Khuzestan Courthouse, Mr. Bahman Savari and his brother threatened taxi drivers with a cold weapon and robbed all their belongings and cash. On August 19, 2000, following a taxi driver’s suspicion and report, checkpoint agents from Police Station 24, located at Sepidar in Ahvaz, identified the suspects. During the interrogation, Bahman Savari quarreled with a police lieutenant and killed him by stabbing him with a knife.  


Branch Four of the Public Court of Ahvaz investigated this case. No further information is available on Mr. Savari’s trial.


The charge against Mr. Bahman Savari was announced as “murder.”  

Evidence of Guilt

The newspaper report refers to the existing evidence against Mr. Savari without mentioning what it is.  


No information is available on Mr. Savari’s defense.    


The court condemned Mr. Bahman Savari to death, and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in public at Shahrak-e Raja’i (Sepidar) in Ahvaz on September 13, 2000.  


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