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One Person’s Story

Amir Taheri


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 17, 2002
Location: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Amir Taheri, along with two others, was published in the Iran newspaper on July 21, 2002.  

Arrest and detention

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


Branch 1603 of the Criminal Court of Tehran tried Mr. Taheri on June 21, 2001. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Taheri was announced by the judge as “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. Taheri.


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


Branch 1603 of the Criminal Court of Tehran condemned Mr. Amir Taheri to death. He was hanged at the Qasr Prison yard on July 17, 2002.  

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