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One Person’s Story

Musa Nuri


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 19, 2004
Location of Killing: Dehloran, Ilam Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Musa Nuri was published by various sources including the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on July 25, 2004, and Iran Focus on July 23, 2004. According to the existing information, his case was related to a murder in September of 2003.

Arrest and detention

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


The Criminal Court of Ilam tried Mr. Nuri. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Nuri was announced as “murder.” He was charged with murdering Mr. Morad Vazir with a hand gun in September of 2003.

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. Nuri


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


By the request of victim’s family, the Criminal Court of Ilam condemned Mr. Musa Nuri to death and Branch 27 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in public at Imam Khomeini Square in Dehloran on July 19, 2004.   

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