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One Person’s Story

Ali Eqbal-lu (Eqbalpur)


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 6, 2015
Location of Killing: Orumieh Prison, Orumieh, Azarbaijan-e Gharbi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

 News of the execution of Mr. Ali Eqballu (Eqbalju or Eqbalpur), along with two others, was published on the websites of the Campaign to Defend Civil and Political Prisoners in Iran and Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) on January 6, 2015. He was from Salmas and his case was related to the murder of a person in 2011.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Eqballu (Eqbalju or Eqbalpur) was arrested in 2011 (HRANA). The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on Mr. Eqballu (Eqbalju or Eqbalpur)’s trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Eqballu (Eqbalju or Eqbalpur) was announced as “murder.” (HRANA)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. Eqballu (Eqbalju or Eqbalpur).


No information is available on Mr. Eqballu (Eqbalju or Eqbalpur)’s defense.


A court condemned Mr. Ali Eqballu (Eqbalju or Eqbalpur) to death. He was hanged, along with two others, in Orumieh Central Prison on January 6, 2015. 

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