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One Person’s Story

Hossein Asgari


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam (Shi'a)
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 24, 1979
Location of Killing: Qom, Markazi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

The information about Mr. Hossein Asgari and his brother, Ahmad, who were executed at the same time and both Majahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) sympathizers, is taken from the MKO website. According to the site, this was the first execution of MKO sympathizers since the advent of the Islamic Republic regime.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are unknown. The MKO website doesn't specify the date of arrest for Mr. Hossein Asgari. His was detained in the Shiraz prison.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Hossein Asgari’s charges.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution contains no evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available about the defendant’s defence.


No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution. According to the MKO website, since the Shiraz prison officials refused to execute him, Mr. Hossein Asgari was moved to Qom and executed there on December 24, 1979.

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