Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Hamid A.


Age: 22
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 17, 2007
Location of Killing: Unknown
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder
Age at time of alleged offense: 18

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hamid A., along with eight others, was published on the website of Iscanews on October 17, 2007. His case was related to the murder of a person at Meshkinshahr in Karaj on January 27, 2004.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Hamid A. was detained for four years. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


Branch 71 of the Criminal Court of Tehran tried Mr. Hamid A. Five judges were present during his trial. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Hamid A. was announced as “murder.” According to the report, he fought with a friend over a pigeon, killed him with a brick, and burned his body.        

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. Hamid A.


No information is available on Mr. Hamid A.’s defense.


Branch 71 of the Criminal Court of Tehran condemned Mr. Hamid A. To death. Branch 33 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged, along with eight others, in Evin Prison on October 17, 2007.   

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