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One Person’s Story

Hamid Reza Alishahnejad


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 18, 2001
Location of Killing: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hamid Reza Alishahnejad, along with seven others, was published in the Iran newspaper on July 19, 2001.

Arrest and detention

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


Branch 1601 of the Criminal Court of Tehran tried Mr. Alishahnejad. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Alishahnejad was announced as “murder.” According to the report, he had committed the murder on September 26, 2000.    

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. Alishahnejad.


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


The court condemned Mr. Hamid Reza Alishahnejad to death. He was hanged at the Qasr Prison yard in Tehran on July 18, 2001.


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