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One Person’s Story

Hossein Z.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 9, 2004
Location of Killing: Shabankareh, Dashtestan, Bushehr Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Hossein Z. was reported by Ettela’at Newspaper, Kayhan Newspaper, and Iran Newspaper (August 10, 2004). He was from Samirom in Isfahan Province. His case has to do with the murder of a member of a tribal group from Isfahan Province in March of 2002 in the mountainous areas of Bushehr Province.

Arrest and detention

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


The court of Shabankareh County, located near the town of Dashtestan in Bushehr Province, tried Mr. Hossein Z.  No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Hossein Z. was “murder”. According to available information, he murdered the victim with a knife.

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 providedagainst Mr. Hossein Z.


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


The Shabankareh County Court sentenced Mr. Hossein Z. to death by hanging and 75 lashes. This sentence was approved by Branch 27 of the Supreme Court. He was executed on August 9, 2004, in Shabankareh County. No information is available regarding the implementation of the lashing sentence. 

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