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One Person’s Story

Ali Heidarlu

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: September, 1997
Location: Tabriz Prison, Tabriz, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ali Heidarlu, son of Karim, was announced on the website of the Hamshahri newspaper on September 21, 1997.

Arrest and detention

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

Trial

No information is available on the defendant’s trial.

Charges

According to the Hamshahri newspaper report, the charge against Mr. Ali Heidarlu was announced as “immoral corruption.” There is no explanation about this charge in the report.

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.

Defense

No information is available on Mr. Ali Heidarlu’s defense.

Judgment

Mr. Ali Heidarlu was condemned to death by the court. After the confirmation of the ruling by the Supreme Court, he was hanged at Tabriz prison.

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