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One Person’s Story

Ali Reza Khorasani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October, 1983
Location of Killing: Arak, Markazi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Murder; Assault and battery; Armed robbery

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ali Reza Khorasani, along with two others, was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on November 7, 1983.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to this report, Mr. Khorasani “had been convicted of armed robberies and evildoing 7 times.” He, along with two others, was also reported to be charged with “banditry and highway robbery on the roads to Tehran, Qom, Esfahan, Rafsanjan, Kerman, Zahedan and Qazvin-Karaj highway; battery and tying the passengers with ropes, threatening and escaping from Moshkabad police station in Arak and firing at police officers and martyring the police station commander in Arak, highway robbery and murder, car robbery as well as battery with 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. International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic’s authorities have brought trumped up charges against their political opponents and executed them for drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. 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 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. Khorasani’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Arak sentenced Mr. Khorasani to death. Having been confirmed by the Islamic Revolutionary Supreme Court, the sentence was carried out.

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