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One Person’s Story

Seyed Ali Asghar Hosseiny


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 1982
Location: Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Membership of anti-regime guerilla group

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Seyed Ali Asghar Hosseiny was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on November 2, 1982.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Mr. Hosseiny was reported to be charged with "being affiliated to the hypocrites organization (term used for the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization or MKO by the Islamic Republic authorities), conducting counter-revolutionary activities, having contacts with Gorouh-e Jangal (Forest Group) with firearms."

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant but specifies that he confessed to all the charges.


The report does not provide information regarding Mr. Hosseiny's defense but specifies that he failed to defend himself against the prosecution’s charges.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Qaem Shahr declared Mr. Hosseiny an insurgent against God and people as well as an enemy of God. He was sentenced to death and the sentence was carried out.

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