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One Person’s Story

Ali Reza Saleh Fakhari Kuchesfahani


Age: 29
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: November, 1986
Location of Killing: Rasht Prison (Lakan), Rasht, Gilan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Murder

About this Case

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ali Reza Saleh Fakhari Kuchesfahani, son of Yadollah, was reported in the Kayhan daily on November 29, 1986.

Arrest and detention

According to the report, Mr. Saleh Fakhari Kuchesfahani “was being pursued for the murder of two women and was arrested in Lahijan last year.” There is no further information with regards to the circumstances of his arrest and detention.


There is no information regarding this trial.


According to this report, Mr. Saleh Fakhari Kuchesfahani was charged with 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.


No information is available concerning Mr. Saleh Fakhari Kuchesfahani’s defense.


Branch 10 of the Criminal Court of Rasht sentenced Mr. Ali Reza Saleh Fakhari Kuchesfahani to death. The High Judicial Council approved the sentence. He was executed in Rasht prison.

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