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One Person’s Story

Mahmud Aminzadeh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: July 24, 2007
Location of Killing: Central Prison (Dizelabad), Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mahmud Aminzadeh was published on the websites of IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency) on July 24, and the Kayhan newspaper on July 25, 2007, quoting the Head of the Public Relations Office of the Kermanshah Province Courthouse.    

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information about Mr. Aminzadeh’s arrest and detention.


The Criminal Court of Kermanshah tried Mr. Aminzadeh. No further information is available on his trial.


The charges against Mr. Aminzadeh were announced as "murdering his wife, his two sisters-in-laws, and his two children in 2004." According to the Head of Public Relations Office of the Kermanshah Province Courthouse, he “had a record for several convictions including membership in anti-revolutionary groups.”    

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. Aminzadeh.


According to the Head of Public Relations Office of the Kermanshah Province Courthouse, Mr. Aminzadeh claimed chastity issues as his motivation for the murder.


The court condemned Mr. Mahmud Aminzadeh to death and Branch 40 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in the Kermanshah Central Prison on July 24, 2007.     

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