Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Ali Asghar Ana'i


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. Ali Asghar Ana’i, along with seven others, was published in the Iran newspaper on July 19, 2001. Additional information is taken from the Iran newspaper on June 21, 2001.

Arrest and detention

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


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


The charge brought against Mr. Ana’i was announced as “murder.” According to the report, he had committed the murder on August 13, 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. Ana’i.


No information is available on Mr. Ana’i’s defense.


The court condemned Mr. Ali Asghar Ana’i to death. He was hanged at the Qasr Prison yard in Tehran on July 18, 2001. According to the Iran newspaper published on June 21, 2001, the ruling against Mr. Ana’i was supposed to be carried out on June 20; however, it was postponed after his transfer. No reason was reported for this.



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