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One Person’s Story

Ali Bak Kuchaki


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 13, 2001
Location of Killing: Hamedan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Ali Bak Kuchaki was published in the Jomhuri-Eslami newspaper on February 13, 2001.

Arrest and detention

According to the report, Mr. Kuchaki was identified and arrested by agents of the security forces shortly after he had committed the crime and fled. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


The Kabudarahang Courthouse tried Mr. Kuchaki. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Kuchaki was announced as “murder.” According to the report, in order to obtain some financial documents, he had gone to the Education Office in Kabudarahang on September 2, 2000 at midnight where he confronted an election official and the janitor and murdered them both. 

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 does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against Mr. Kuchaki.


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


The court condemned Mr. Ali Bak Kuchaki to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in public in front of the Education Office in Kabudarahang on February 12, 2001.  

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