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One Person’s Story

Abdorreza Ashiri


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 18, 2001
Location of Killing: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ali Asghar Ana’i, along with seven other individuals, was published on the web edition of the Iran newspaper on July 19, 2001.

Arrest and detention

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


The newspaper report provides no specific information on the defendant’s trial, which took place sometime between August 13, 2000 (when the alleged crime took place), and the execution day. hether there was an appeal process or a Supreme Court decision is not known.


The charge against Mr. Ali Asghar Ana’i was announced as “murdering Jahanshah Nazari on August 13, 2000.”

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 his defense.


No information is available on the details of this judgment. According to the newspaper report, Branch 1601 of Tehran Criminal Court Complex condemned Mr. Ali Asghar Ana’i, and he was hanged at dawn on July 18, 2001.

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