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One Person’s Story

Hossein J.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 22, 2003
Location of Killing: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hossein J., along with another person, was published in the Khorasan and Ettela’at newspapers on October 23, 2003.

Arrest and detention

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


Branch 1601 of the Criminal Court tried Mr. Hossein J. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Hossein J. was announced as “murder.” According to the media reports, he had murdered a man by blows of a knife on January 13, 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. Hossein J.


No information is available on Mr. Hossein J.’s defense.


The court condemned Mr. Hossein J. to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged at the Qasr Prison yard in Tehran on October 22, 2003 at dawn. 

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