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One Person’s Story

Amel Nasiri


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 15, 1997
Location of Killing: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Amel Nasiri, along with his brother, Shamel, sons of Jamshid, residents of Ardebil, was announced in the Kayhan newspaper, referring to the communiqué of the Public Relations of Tehran Province Tribunal on January 19, 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.


The charge against these defendants was announced as “four counts of murder.” According to the newspaper report, in October of 1995, they entered a house in order to steal money, and killed two women and two children present at the house.

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. Nasiri’s defense.


The court condemned Mr. Amel Nasiri to death and he and his brother were hanged at Qasr prison (Tehran) on January 15, 1997.

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