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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Adam


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 18, 2000
Location of Killing: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mohammad Adam, along with another person, was published in the Entekhab newspaper on October 19, 2000.

Arrest and detention

According to the existing information, Mr. Adam was arrested on April 22, 2000 following the murder of a friend. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


Branch 1601 of the Criminal Court of Tehran tried Mr. Adam. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Adam was announced as “murder.” According to the report, the court charged him with the murder of his friend, Abdolreza Shahbazi, whom he had fought over a pigeon game on April 22, 2000.

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 the Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges, including drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences, against their opponents (including political, civil society activists, as well as unionists and ethnic and religious minorities). 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 and executed based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

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


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


Branch 1601 of the Criminal Court of Tehran condemned Mr. Mohammad Adam to death for murder. The Supreme Court confirmed the ruling and he was hanged, along with another person, in Qasr Prison on October 18, 2000 in the morning. No more specific information is available about this execution.

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