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One Person’s Story

Ali Reza Esteqlaltalab Estahbanati


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 1997
Location of Killing: Esfahan, Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Ali Reza Esteqlaltalab Estahbanati was published in the Kayhan newspaper on August 10, 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 trial of this defendant took place in Branch 42 of Esfahan Public Court.


The charge against Mr. Ali Reza Esteqlaltalab Estahbanati was announced as "murdering a four and a half year old girl."

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. Alireza Esteqlaltalab Estahbanati's defense.


The court condemned Mr. Ali Reza Esteqlaltalab Estahbanati to death and he was hanged in the presence of the victim's family and the judiciary officials in Esfahan prison. The exact date of this execution is unknown.

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