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One Person’s Story

Kazem Abdoli


Age: 20
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 19, 2004
Location of Killing: Minab, Hormozgan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder; Robbery

About this Case

The news of the execution of Mr. Kazem Abdoli was published on the website of the Kayhannewspaper on September 19, 2004.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. Mr. Kazem Abdoli was arrested by judicial officials after the alleged robbery and murder, 18 April 2003.


The defendant was tried by Branch 3 of the public court of Minab. His case was referred to the Supreme Court.


The charges against the defendant were stated as "murdering three people and stealing a safe." According to the Kayhannewspaper report, "On April 18, 2003 Kazem Abdoli was trying to steal a safe from his uncle's house. When he faced resistance from his uncle, he murdered him along with two others using a stick. Then, he stole the safe and escaped."

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on Mr. Abdoli's defense.


The court condemned Mr. Kazem Abdoli to death. He was publicly hanged in Shohada Square of Minab in presence of his family.

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