Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Valiollah Zare'ian


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 19, 2005
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Valiollah Zare’ian, along with two others, was published in Iran and Hamshahri newspapers on January 20, 2005. His case was related to a murder. 

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Zare’ian’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on Mr. Zare’ian’s trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Zare’ian was announced as “murder.”

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 does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against Mr. Zare’ian.


No information is available on Mr. Zare’ian’s defense.


Mr. Valiollah Zare’ian was hanged, along with two others, at the Evin Prison yard in Tehran on January 19, 2005. 

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