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One Person’s Story

Maki Hosseinzadeh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 23, 2002
Location of Killing: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: War on God; Murder; Disrupting public order; Armed robbery

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Maki Hosseinzadeh, along with three others, was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on January 24 and in the Kayhan newspaper on January 27, 2002.  

Arrest and Detention

According to the Kayhan newspaper, police arrested Mr. Hosseinzadeh in May of 2001. There is no specific information on his arrest and detention.


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Ahvaz tried Mr. Hosseinzadeh. No further information is available on his trial.


According to the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper, the charges against Mr. Hosseinzadeh and three others were collectively announced as "robbery and banditry, creating an insecure and intimidating atmosphere, disturbing public security, and murdering an individual during a robbery." The Kayhan newspaper did not report the “murder” charge. 

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. Hosseinzadeh.


No information is available on Mr. Hosseinzadeh's defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Ahvaz identified Mr. Maki Hosseinzadeh as Mohareb [ enemy of God] and condemned him to death. Branch 32 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in public and in the presence of judges and a representative of Sentence Enforcement of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Ahvaz at Vaismolasani in Ahvaz on January 23, 2002. 

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