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One Person’s Story

Abolfazl Qorbani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 4, 2018
Location of Killing: Raja’i Shahr (Gohardasht) Prison, Karaj, Alborz Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Abolfazl Qorbani was reported by Human Rights Organization of Iran Website (January 4, 2018) and HRANA Website, Human Rights Activists in Iran News Agency (January 5, 2018).  This execution was not reported by the official news agencies.

Mr. Qorbani’s case was related to a murder in Varamin.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Qorbani had been in prison for four years, starting in 2014.  On Monday January 1, 2018, he was transferred from Section 10 of Raja’i Shahr Prison, Karaj, to solitary confinement. However, the detailed circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on Mr. Qorbani’s trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Qorbani was “murder in the first degree”.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.  International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges, including drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences, against their opponents (including political, civil society activists, as well as unionists and ethnic and religious minorities). Each year Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted and executed based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


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


Mr. Abolfazl Qorbani was sentenced to death by hanging.  He was executed in Raja’i Shahr Prison, on Wednesday January 4, 2018.

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