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One Person’s Story

Behruz Hosseini


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March 31, 2001
Location of Killing: Dezful, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Behruz Hosseini, known as Ali, was published in the Kayhan newspaper on April 1, 2001 and in the Iran newspaper on May 20, 2001.

Arrest and detention

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


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


The charge brought against Mr. Hosseini was announced as “murder.” According to the Kayhan newspaper, he had murdered his nephew by blows of a knife over a family dispute in March of 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. Hosseini.


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


Mr. Behruz Hosseini was hanged at the Kutian Square in Dezful on March 31, 2001. No specific information is available about his execution.


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