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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Unknown
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 25, 2000
Location of Killing: Susangerd, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown person, along with another individual, was published in the Kayhan newspaper on May 27, 2000. This case was related to the kidnapping and murder of a five-year-old child held for extortion in Susangerd.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of the defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charges brought against the defendant and his collaborator were announced as “kidnapping and murder of a five-year-old child.” According to the report, these two defendants kidnapped the child, who was a relative, and demanded 30 million Tumans from his family. But, they murdered the child before receiving the money.       

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 evidence presented against the defendant was “having a record for sedition and kidnapping.” 


No information is available on the defendant’s defense.


This individual was hanged, along with another person, in Susangerd on May 25, 2000.  

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