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One Person’s Story

Ali Reza Amiri


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 17, 1987
Location of Killing: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ali Reza Amiri was reported in the Kayhan daily on May 17, 1987.

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 he was tried at Branch 131 of Tehran’s Penal Court, Division One.


Mr. Amiri was charged with first-degree murder.

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.


No information is available on Mr. Amiri’s defense.


Branch 131 of Tehran’s Penal Court sentenced Mr. Amiri to death and the Supreme Court approved the sentence. Mr. Ali Reza Amiri was hanged at dawn of May 17, 1987 in the presence of the head of the prison, representatives of Tehran’s Prosecutor, forensic doctor and the judge at Qasr Prison in Tehran.

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