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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Unknown
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: November, 2000
Location of Killing: Central Prison, Kerman, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Robbery

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown person was published in the Iran newspaper on November 18, 2000. According to the report, this case was related to incidents of street harassment, robbery, and extortion by a cutlass in Kerman in 1999.

Arrest and detention

The defendant was arrested by Kerman police sometimes between 1999 and 2000. The circumstances of the defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


A court in Kerman tried this person as the first row defendant. No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to the report, the defendant and his collaborator were charged with carjacking, providing rides to people as passengers, and robbing their valuables and money by threatening them with a cutlass.        

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 the defendant.   


No information is available on the defendant’s defense.


The court condemned the defendant to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. This individual was hanged in Kerman Central Prison on November 22, 2000. No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution. The other defendant of this case was condemned to 13 years imprisonment for assisting in the crime.  


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