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One Person’s Story

Majid Mohammad'alian


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 16, 2002
Location of Killing: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Majid Mohammad’alian, along with a woman and two men, was published in the Iran newspaper on October 17, 2002. Additional information regarding his arrest and prosecution was taken from the Ettela’at and Iran newspapers on March 11, 2002.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Mohammad’alian was arrested by police agents of the Azadegan Police Station located on Saveh Road. He was detained for about 7 months.


Mr. Mohammad’alian was tried on March 10, 2002. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Mohammad’alian was announced 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 evidence presented against Mr. Mohammad’alian was his “confession” to murder during the interrogation and the recovery of the victim’s burned body on July 24, 2001 when the incident occurred.

International human rights organizations have repeatedly condemned the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for its systematic use of severe torture and solitary confinement to obtain confessions from detainees and have questioned the authenticity of confessions obtained under duress.


No information is available on Mr. Mohammad’alian’s defense.


Mr. Majid Mohammad’alian was condemned to death. He was hanged at the Qasr Prison yard in Tehran on October 16, 2002.

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