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One Person’s Story

Reza Hakhamaneshi Hadi


Age: 21
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 15, 2001
Location of Killing: Mashhad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Armed robbery; Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Reza Hakhamaneshi Nadi, along with six others, was published in the Iran newspaper on August 15 and 16, 2001. News of his arrest and condemnation was published in the Etela’at newspaper on April 28, in the Kayhan newspaper on May 31, and in the Iran newspaper on August 13, 2001.    

Mr. Hakhamaneshi Nadi’s case is in connection with a robbery from Qasr jewelry store in Emamat Blvd in Mashhad on April 11, 2001.     

Arrest and Detention

According to the Iran newspaper, Mr. Hakhamaneshi Nadi and two other individuals were arrested in May of 2009. The Ettela’at newspaper also reported this arrest in connection with the robbery from Qasr jewelry store and death of two jewelers, quoting the security forces.  The circumstances of Mr. Hakhamaneshi Nadi’s arrest and detention are not known.


Branch 53 of the Public Courthouse of Mashhad tried this case in three open sessions. The last session took place at the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Mashhad on May 15, 2001.    


The charges against Mr. Hakhamaneshi Nadi were announced as "murder and armed robbery." According to the Kayhan newspaper, these individuals had murdered 4 persons and stolen 20 kilograms of gold during several armed robberies at jewelry stores in Mashhad. 

Evidence of Guilt

The evidence provided against Mr. Hakhamaneshi Nadi was his confessions and the recovery of nine Colt pistols, six grenades, six silencers for Colts, and many bullets from all defendants.


No information is available on Mr. Hakhamaneshi Nadi’s defense.    


The court condemned Mr. Reza Hakhamaneshi Nadi to death three times, 480 months imprisonment, 148 lashes, paying Diyeh and a fine, and returning the stolen property. The Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in public at Azadshahr Intersection in Mashhad on August 15, 2001

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