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One Person’s Story

Jalil Ata'i


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 17, 2003
Location of Killing: Gonbad-e Kavus, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Assault and battery; Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Jalil Ata’i was published in the Kayhan newspaper on December 17, 2003 and in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on December 18, 2003. His case was related to a murder, and injuries of four individuals, at a public camp in Gonbad-e Kavus during a fight between two clans of the Amanlor Village on July 11, 2000.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Ata’i was detained for three years. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


The General Court of Gonbad-e Kavus tried Mr. Ata’i. No information is available on his trial.


The charges brought against Mr. Ata’i were announced as “murder, hooliganism, and injuring four individuals.”  

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. Ata’i.


No information is available on Mr. Ata’i’s defense.


The General Court of Gonbad-e Kavus condemned Mr. Jalil Ata’i to death. The Supreme Court and the Head of judiciary confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in public at the central square in Gonbad-e Kavus on December 17, 2003. 

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