Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Mehdi Varmazyari


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 1, 2001
Location of Killing: Maku, Azarbaijan-e Gharbi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Robbery; Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mehdi Varmazyari, along with one other person, was published in the Iran newspaper on July 2, 2001.       

Arrest and Detention

According to media reports, Mr. Varmazyari and his collaborator were arrested in Khoy. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.  


No information is available regarding Mr. Varmazyari’s trial.  


The charges against Mr. Varmazyari were announced as "murder and robbery." According to media reports, he and his collaborator broke into the Bazargan Branch of the Keshavarzi Bank on March 31, 2001, killed two bank employees, and stole a total of 11 million Rials in cash and travelers checks.       

Evidence of Guilt

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


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


No information is available about the details of this execution. Mr. Mehdi Varmazyari was hanged at the courthouse yard in Maku on July 1, 2001.


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