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One Person’s Story

Qorban Kashefi


Age: 43
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 21, 2002
Location: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Qorban Kashefi, along with two others, was published in the Iran newspaper on August 22, 2002.  

Arrest and detention

Mr. Kashefi was in prison for about 17 years. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


Branch 136 of the Criminal Court of Tehran tried Mr. Kashefi. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Kashefi was announced as “murder” According to the available information, Mr. Kashefi and his neighbor (in Khazaneh area in Tehran) got into a fight because of their children’s dispute in 1986. One combatant was dead in the hospital due to severity of his received blows.        

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. Kashefi.


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


Branch 136 of the Criminal Court of Tehran condemned Mr. Qorban Kashefi to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in the presence of the victim’s family, Sentence Enforcement authorities of the Criminal Court of Tehran, and the Observer Judge in the Qasr Prison yard on August 21, 2002.  

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