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One Person’s Story

Ali Akbar Tusi


Age: 25
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 7, 1987
Location of Killing: Haft-e Tir Square, Karaj, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder; Robbery

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ali Akbar Tusi, born and residing in Tehran, along with another defendant, was reported in the Kayhan daily on December 8, 1987.

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 the report, Mr. Tusi was charged with “highway robbery, murder, kidnapping and robbery.”

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. Tusi's defense.


Karaj’s Penal Court sentenced Mr. Tusi to death. Having been confirmed by the Supreme Judicial Council, the sentence was carried out in public at 3 p.m.

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