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One Person’s Story

Yusef Khaki Fasmida’i


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 29, 2000
Location of Killing: Minab, Hormozgan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Yusef Khaki Fasmida’i was published in the Resalat newspaper on July 1, 2000.

Arrest and detention

According to the existing information, Mr. Khaki Fasmida’i was arrested in 1998 following a murder. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


Branch One of the Public Court of Minab tried Mr. Khaki Fasmida’i. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Khaki Fasmida’i was announced as “murder.” According to the report, the court charged him with the murder of Mr. Mohammad Reza Malekizadeh in 1998. No detailed information is available on his charge.

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. Khaki Fasmida’i.


No information is available on Mr. Khaki Fasmida’i’s defense.


Branch One of the Public Court of Minab condemned Mr. Yusef Khaki Fasmida’i to death for murder. Branch 34 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. By the request of the victim’s family, he was hanged on June 29, 2000 in the morning. No specific information is available about this execution.

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