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One Person’s Story

Valiollah Hezarasb


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 15, 2001
Location of Killing: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Valiollah Hezarasb, along with six others, was published in the Iran newspaper on August 16, 2001. 

Arrest and Detention

The circumstances of Mr. Hezarasb’s arrest and detention are not known. 


No information is available on Mr. Hezarasb’s trial.  


The charge against Mr. Hezarasb was announced as "murder." According to the Iran newspaper, on July 19, 2000, he and three of his friends harassed several young girls at Bustan-e Khavaran while drunk. When a 21-year-old man objected, Mr. Hezarasb murdered him with blows of a knife.   

Evidence of Guilt

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


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


No specific information is available about this execution. Mr. Valiollah Hezarasb was hanged at the Hashemabad bus station in southeast Tehran on August 15, 2001. 

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