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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 2003
Location of Killing: Dargaz, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Rape; Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of an unknown man, along with another person, was published in the Khorasan newspaper on October 15, 2003. His case was related to the kidnapping, rape, and murder of a four-year-old child, from the Amusement Park in Dargaz, during the Nowruz celebration in 2003.

Arrest and detention

This unknown man was identified and arrested in Dargaz in 2003. He was detained for about six months. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the unknown man’s trial.


The charges brought against the unknown man were announced as “kidnapping a child, rape, and murder.” According to the report, two defendants kidnapped, raped, and murdered the child with a stone.

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 the unknown man.


No information is available on the unknown man’s defense.


The unknown man was hanged, along with the other defendant, in public and in the presence of authorities at the incident’s location in Dargaz in early fall of 2003. No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution.

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