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One Person’s Story

Yadollah S.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 10, 2002
Location of Killing: Kazerun, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Yadollah S. was published in the Qods newspaper on October 10, 2002.   

Arrest and detention

Mr. Yadollah S. was arrested in Kazerun, Fars, following the kidnapping of a nine-year-old child on July 23, 2002. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


Branch Five of the Public Court of Kazerun tried Mr. Yadollah S. No information is available on his trial.


The charges brought against Mr. Yadollah S. were announced as “kidnapping and murder of a nine-year-old child in Kazerun on July 23, 2002.”   

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.

Evidence of guilt

According to the report, Mr. Yadollah S. demanded 600 million Rials to free the child during a phone conversation with the child’s parents. The report of this execution did not provide any other information on the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Yadollah S.’s defense.


Branch Five of the Public Court of Kazerun condemned Mr. Yadollah S. to death in public. The Supreme Court confirmed the ruling on August 28, 2002. He was hanged in public at the central square in Kazerun on October 10, 2002. 

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