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One Person’s Story

Ali Reza K.


Age: 25
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March, 2002
Location of Killing: Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Disrupting public order; Acting against state's security; Armed robbery

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Alireza K., along with another person, was published in the Iran newspaper on March 10, 2002.

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on Mr. Alireza K.‘s arrest and detention.


Branch Three of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Shiraz tried Mr. Alireza K. No information is available on his trial.


The charges against Mr. Alireza K. were announced as "armed robberies, shooting, creating public intimidation and an atmosphere of fear, and acting against national security."    

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 evidence presented against Mr. Alireza K. was a stolen vehicle, his getting into a fight with the owner of the vehicle, and injuring the owner‘s wife with a gunshot.  


No information is available on Mr. Alireza K.'s defense.  


Branch Three of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Shiraz condemned Mr. Alireza K. to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in Shiraz. The exact date of this execution is unknown.       

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