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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Unknown
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 9, 2009
Location of Killing: Masjed Soleyman, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of an unknown person, along with three other people, was reported by the Ministry of Justice of Khuzestan Province Website, on December 13, 2009.

According to available information, his case was related to a murder.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this person’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against this man was “murder in the first degree”.  There is no detailed information on the details of this charge.

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 does not contain information regarding the evidence providedagainst the defendant.


No information is available on this person’s defense.


The court sentenced this man to death by hanging (for retribution).  He was executed on December 9, 2009, in public, in Masjed Solayman.  There is no information on the details of this verdict.

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