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One Person’s Story

Abbas Makhiuri


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 18, 2001
Location of Killing: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Abbas Makhiuri was published in the Iran newspaper on August 20, 2001. Additional information regarding his prosecution was taken from the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on July 25, 2001.

Arrest and detention

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


According to the Iran newspaper, Branch One of the Public Court in Ahvaz tried Mr. Makhiuri. According to the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper, the last open session of his trial took place at the gathering hall of the Khuzestan Courthouse.


The charge brought against Mr. Makhiuri was announced as “murder.” According to the Iran newspaper, he entered the house of his cousin for robbery, murdered her and her four-year-old son after a struggle, and escaped on July 8, 2001. 

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

Regarding the evidence presented against Mr. Makhiuri, the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper referred to statements made by the defendant, the victim’s husband and other child and quoted the judge at the end of the last session stating, “Considering the clarity of the subject, the ruling is ready to be carried out and it is flawless.”


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


The court condemned Mr. Abbas Makhiuri to death (two counts) in public and at the residential area that the victim lived. The Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in public in Ahvaz on August 19, 2001. 

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