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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June, 2001
Location of Killing: Torbat-e Heydarieh, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hossein, a resident of the Kheirabad Village near Feizabad in Torbat-e Heidarieh was published in the Kayhan newspaper on June 17, 2001.  

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on Mr. Hossein’s trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Hossein was announced as “murder.” According to the report, he had shot and killed a Basij member of his village.  

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.  International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges, including drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences, against their opponents (including political, civil society activists, as well as unionists and ethnic and religious minorities). Each year Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted and executed based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against Mr. Hossein.


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


The court condemned Mr. Hossein to death and he was hanged in June of 2001. The exact date and the location of this execution is unknown. 

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