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One Person’s Story

Hossein R.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 2002
Location of Killing: Quchan, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hossein R. was published in the Kayhan newspaper on December 28, 2002. (Website of the Iranian Newspapers Archive)

Arrest and detention

According to the report, Quchan police arrested Mr. Hossein R. after he committed a second crime. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


The Quchan Courthouse tried Mr. Hossein R. with the case number 81480J. No other information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Hossein R. was announced as “two counts murder.” According to the report, he had murdered two drivers of private taxis in 2000.

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. Hossein R.


No information is available on Mr. Hossein R’s defense.


The Quchan Courthouse condemned Mr. Hossein R. to death. He was hanged in public at Shahrdari Square in Quchan. The exact date of his execution is not reported. According to the Ideological and Political Public Relations Office of the Quchan police, Mr. Hossein R. received 74 lashes in the prison before his execution. 

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