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One Person’s Story

Qorban Hossein Mozafari


Age: 26
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 29, 2001
Location of Killing: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Qorban-Hossein Mozafari, known as Hossein Qompoz, was published in the Hamshahri newspaper on August 30, 2001, and in the Iran newspaper on August 29 and August 30, 2001.       

Arrest and Detention

According to the Iran newspaper, Mr. Mozafari escaped after committing the murder; however, police arrested him. He was detained at Qasr Prison. No further information is available regarding the circumstances of his arrest and detention.    


No information is available on Mr. Mozafari’s trial. Branch 1608 of the Tehran Criminal Court investigated this case.   


The charge against Mr. Mozafari was announced as "murder." According to the Iran newspaper, he had a fight with a young man named Reza at the Nezamabad Quarter, in Tehran, on September 29, 2000, during which he injured Reza with cuts of a knife. Minutes later, neighbors took Reza to a hospital in Nezamabad. While nurses were attending him, Hossein Qompoz [Mr. Mozafari] arrived at his bedside and stabbed him to death.  

Evidence of Guilt

According to the Iran newspaper, Mr. Mozafari confessed to committing the murder during his interrogations and in front of the judge.


No information is available concerning Mr. Mozafari’s defense.    


The court condemned Mr. Qorban-Hossein Mozzafari to death, and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in public at Masil Ebrahimabad Street in Resalat Quarter in Tehran on August 29, 2001.


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