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One Person’s Story

Zartush (Bahram) Maqduni


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: November, 2001
Location of Killing: Maragheh, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Rape; Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Zartush Maqduni, known as Bahram Maqduni, along with two others, was published in the Jomhuri-Eslami newspaper on November 11, 2001.

Arrest and detention

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


The Maragheh Courthouse tried Mr. Maqduni. No information is available on his trial.


The charges brought against Mr. Maqduni were announced as “armed robbery and rape.”

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. Maqduni.


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


The court condemned Mr. Zartush Maqduni to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged at the Maragheh Prison yard in November of 2001. The exact date of this execution is unknown. 

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