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One Person’s Story

Hossein Aqazadeh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 16, 2013
Location of Killing: Orumieh Prison, Orumieh, Azarbaijan-e Gharbi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hossein Aqazadeh, along with 17 others, was published on the website of Mukrian news agency on December 18, 2013. He was from Orumieh.

Arrest and detention

According to the report, Mr. Aqazadeh was detained for several years. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


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


According to the report, the charge brought against Mr. Aqazadeh was announced as “murder.”        

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. Aqazadeh.


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


Mr. Hossein Aqazadeh was hanged, along with three others, in the Orumieh Central Prison yard on Monday December 16, 2013. 

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