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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Qolizadeh


Age: 23
Nationality: Afghanistan
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 2013
Location of Killing: Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder
Age at time of alleged offense: 17

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mohammad Qolizadeh, son of Safar, along with seven others, was published on the website of HRANA (Human Rights Activists News Agency) on September 21, 2015. This report collected names of 13 individuals who had been condemned to death for committing crimes when they were under the age of 18. Mr. Qolizadeh was only 17 when the crime took place. He was an Afghan citizen from Boqlan.

International laws have strictly prohibited capital punishment against those who were under the age of 18 at the time of committing the crime. As a party to the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Iran has the obligation to avoid capital punishment for an offence committed before the age of eighteen.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Qolizadeh was detained for 6 years. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


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


No information is available on Mr. Qolizadeh’s charges.

Evidence of guilt

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


Mr. Qolizadeh was under the age of 18 when the crime took place. No information is available on his defense.


Mr. Mohammad Qolizadeh was hanged in Bandar-e Abbas Prison in 2013. No specific information is available about his execution.

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