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One Person’s Story

Abdollah Rasuli


Age: 31
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married


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

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Abdollah Rasuli, 31, an engineer, along with six others, was published in the Iran newspaper on August 16, 2001. News of his condemnation was published in the Hamshahri newspaper on June 20, 2001. 

Arrest and Detention

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


No information is available on Mr. Rasuli’s trial. Branch 1601 of the Criminal Court of Tehran tried this case.     


The charge against Mr. Rasuli was announced as "murder." According to the media reports, he had suffocated his wife as she slept on February 18, 2001. 

Evidence of Guilt

The evidence provided against Mr. Rasuli was his confession. According to the Hamshahri newspaper, he confessed to committing the murder after several interrogation sessions.


No information is available on Mr. Rasuli’s defense. According to the Iran newspaper, during interrogation, he explained his motivation for murdering his wife as her thick makeup.   


The court condemned Mr. Abdollah Rasuli to death. Branch 39 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged at the Qasr prison yard on August 15, 2001. 

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