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One Person’s Story

Ali Alipur


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March 19, 2001
Location of Killing: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Ali Alipur, along with four others, was published in the Hamshahri newspaper on March 24 and in the Iran newspaper on March 27, 2001.   

Arrest and detention

There is no specific information on Mr. Alipur’s arrest and detention. According to media reports, the security forces and other related organizations carried out an operation at the Khak Sefid area in Tehranpars and arrested 500 men and women. The date of this operation was reportedly either February 22, or February 25, 2001. 


No information is available regarding Mr. Alipur’s trial. Branch 27 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tehran investigated this group case named “Mahaleh-Jazireh” (island quarter).  


The charges against Mr. Alipur were announced as:  "addiction to heroin [and] supplying and distributing tens of kilograms of heroin over the years."        

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against Mr. Alipur.


No information is available on Alipur’s defense.    


The court condemned Mr. Ali Alipur to death. He was executed in public at the Khak Sefid area in Tehranpars on March 19, 2001. 


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