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One Person’s Story

Jalil Purjalali


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April 10, 2000
Location of Killing: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Jalil Purjalali, along with four others, was published in the Hamshahri newspaper, on April 11, 2000, and the Kayhan newspaper on February 17, 1994.

Arrest and Detention

The circumstances of Mr. Purjalali’s arrest and detention, and whether he had an attorney, are not known. 


According to the Hamshahri newspaper, Branch 1604 of the Tehran Criminal Court investigated this case. However, according to the Kayhan newspaper, Branch 139 of the Penal Court issued the ruling. No further information is available on Mr. Purjalali’s trial.


According to Kayhan, charges against Mr. Purjalali were announced as "murder and illegal acts.” According to newspaper reports, he and his associate murdered a man. 

Evidence of Guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against Mr. Purjalali.


No information is available concerning Mr. Purjalali's defense.    


The court condemned Mr. Jalil Purjalali to death, in addition to ten years imprisonment and 80 lashes for murder and »illegal acts«. Branch 22 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged at the Qasr Prison yard on April 10, 2000. 

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