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One Person’s Story

Hossein Ali Amjadi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 16, 2003
Location of Killing: Dorud, Lorestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder; Robbery

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hossein Ali Amjadi was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on January 18, 2003.  

Arrest and detention

According to the Head of Courthouse in Dorud, Mr. Amjadi was on the run when identified and arrested near Arak on June 18, 2000 following a long pursuit. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on Mr. Amjadi’s trial.


According to the existing information, the charges brought against Mr. Amjadi were announced as “murder and robbery.” He was accused of murdering a young farmer, named Mahmud Qorbani, stealing his 18 thousand Tumans cash, and escaping on May 16, 2000.  

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. Amjadi.


No information is available on Mr. Amjadi’s defense.


Following a request by the victim’s family, a court in Dorud condemned Mr. Hossein Ali Amjadi to death for murder. After his objection to this ruling, Branch 39 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in public in Dorud on January 18, 2003 at dawn. No specific information is available about this execution. The court also condemned him to one year imprisonment and 74 lashes for robbery. 

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