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One Person’s Story

Haj Mohammad Azizi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 30, 2002
Location of Killing: Yazd, Yazd Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Haj Mohammad Azizi was published in the Jomhuri-Eslami newspaper on January 31, 2002. 

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on Mr. Azizi’s arrest and detention.  


Branch One of the Abarkuh Courthouse tried Mr. Azizi. No information is available on his trial.  


According to the Head of the Abarkuh Courthouse, the charge against Mr. Azizi was “two counts of premeditated 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.   

Evidence of Guilt

The report of this execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against Mr. Azizi.


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


Branch One of the Abarkuh Courthouse condemned Mr. Haj Mohammad Azizi to death. The Supreme Court confirmed the ruling and the Head of Judiciary validated it. The ruling was carried out on January 30, 2002 and Mr. Azizi was hanged in public in Abarkuh.                       

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