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One Person’s Story

Abbas Lotfi


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


Date of Killing: October 24, 2002
Location of Killing: Shahid Beheshti Square, Andimeshk, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Armed robbery; Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Abbas Lotfi, 26, was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on October 26, 2002.  

Arrest and Detention

According to the report, the security forces at the Zal Bridge checkpoint, on the border between Khuzestan and Lorestan provinces, arrested Mr. Lotfi in March of 2002 shortly after he committed the crime. He was taken to the judicial authorities. There is no specific information on his arrest and detention.


The Head of Andimeshk Courthouse announced the ruling against Mr. Lotfi.  No information is available on his trial. 


The charges against Mr. Lotfi were announced as "murder and armed robbery." According to the report, in March of 2002 he murdered a car owner by shooting two bullets while stealing his Pride car on the road between Andimeshk and Shush. 

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. Lotfi.


No information is available on Mr. Lotfi's defense.    


The court condemned Mr. Abbas Lotfi to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in public at the Shaid Beheshti Square in Andimeshk on Thursday October 24, 2002.  

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