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One Person’s Story

Ali Bigmohammadi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January, 1997
Location of Killing: Qazvin, Zanjan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder; Armed robbery

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ali Bigmohammadi was announced in the Kayhan newspaper on January 3, 1997.

Arrest and Detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial other than it took place in the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Qazvin.


The charges against Mr. Ali Bigmohammadi were announced as “murdering two people and participation in 20 armed robberies.”

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 Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for alleged 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. Ali Bigmohammadi’s defense.


The court condemned Mr. Ali Bigmohammadi to death and, after the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court, he was executed in public. Kayhan does not mention the date of this execution.

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