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One Person’s Story

Omid Na'imi


Age: 18
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April 18, 2001
Location of Killing: Amol Prison, Amol, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder
Age at time of alleged offense: 17

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Omid Na’imi was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on April 21, 2001. He was an 18-year-old man from the Firuzkola village near Dashtsar in Amol, Mazandaran. His case was related to the murder of a 17-year-old from his village during an argument in January of 2000. Mr. Na’imi was only 17 years old when the incident occurred.

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. Na’imi was arrested around January of 2000 and detained for a year. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on Mr. Na’imi’s trial. 


The charge brought against Mr. Na’imi was announced as “murder.” According to the newspaper report, the motive for the murder was an argument.   

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 did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against Mr. Na’imi


Mr. Na’imi was younger than 18 when the crime was committed. No information is available on his defense.


A court condemned Mr. Omid Na’imi to death. He was hanged in Amol Central Prison on April 18, 2001. No specific information is available about this execution.


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