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One Person’s Story

Hossein Habibpur


Age: 23
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 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. Hossein Habibpur, along with another person, was published in the Hamshahri newspaper on May 12, 2000. 

Arrest and Detention

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


According to the report, Mr. Hossein Habibpur was tried at Branch 1602 of Tehran’s Criminal Court. No other information is available on his trial. 


The charge against Mr. Habibpur was announced as "murder.” He had injured his friend with a knife over a dispute and during a group fighting at a park. The victim died on the way to the hospital. 

Evidence of Guilt 

According to the newspaper report, the evidence against Mr. Habibpur was his own confessions.

International human rights organizations have repeatedly condemned the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for its systematic use of severe torture and solitary confinement to obtain confessions from detainees and have questioned the authenticity of confessions obtained under duress.   


No information is available on Mr. Habibpur's defense.     


The court condemned Mr. Hossein Habibpur to death, and he was hanged at the Qasr prison yard on May 11, 2000. 

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