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One Person’s Story

Bahman Mohammad Beigi

About

Age: 35
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: January 19, 2000
Location of Killing: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder
Age at time of offense: 32

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Bahman Mohammad Biegi, along with three others, was published in the Iran newspaper on January 20, 2000. Mr. Mohammad Biegi was 40 years old and a resident of a city in Zanjan province. His case was related to the murder of a 55-year-old woman at her house in Sa’adatabad in Tehran on June 10, 1996.  

Arrest and detention

The police detectives arrested Mr. Mohammad Biegi at his residence near Zanjan and transferred him to Tehran in June of 1991. His arrest was related to clues found about the murder of his mother-in-law at her house in Sa’adatabad in Tehran. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.

Trial

The Criminal Court of Tehran tried Mr. Mohammad Biegi. No information is available on his trial.

Charges

The charge brought against Mr. Mohammad Biegi was announced as “murder.” He was charged with the murder of his mother-in-law over a dispute, and escaping the scene. No detailed information is available on his charges.

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. Mohammad Biegi.

Defense

No information is available on Mr. Mohammad Biegi’s defense.  

Judgment

The Criminal Court of Tehran condemned Mr. Bahman Mohammad Biegi to death. He was hanged, along with three others, in Qasr Prison on January 19, 2000 at dawn. No specific information is available about this execution.

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