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One Person’s Story

Ali Karam Khosravi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April, 1997
Location of Killing: Chaharmahal Va-Bakhtiari Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ali Karam Khosravi was announced in the Kayhan newspaper on April 21, 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 Branch 2 of the Farsan court (Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari province).


According to the Kayhan newspaper, “in February of 1997, the defendant kidnapped and murdered an eight year old boy named Morteza Jamshidi on his way to school.”

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. Khosravi’s defence.


The court condemned Mr. Ali Karam Khosravi to death and, after the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court, he was hanged in public.

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