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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Baqer Babakhani


Age: 22
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: February 14, 2001
Location of Killing: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mohammad Baqer Babakhani, along with another person, was published in the Iran newspaper on February 15, 2001. His case and the cases of two others, were related to the murder of a young engineer at Hashemi Street in Tehran.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Babakhani’s arrest and detention are not known.


The Criminal Court in Tehran tried Mr. Babakhani. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Babakhani was announced as “murder.” According to the report, he, his brother, and his sister-in-law committed a murder.

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

The report of this execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against Mr. Babakhani.


No information is available on Mr. Babakhani’s defense.


The Criminal Court in Tehran condemned Mr. Mohammad Baqer Babakhani to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged, along with another person, at the Qasr Prison yard in Tehran on February 14, 2001. 

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