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One Person’s Story

Mahmud Golshadi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 4, 2001
Location of Killing: Najaf Abad, Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mahmud Golshadi was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on January 6, 2001.

Arrest and detention

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


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Najafabad tried Mr. Golshadi. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Golshadi was announced as “murdering a resident of Najafabad.”   

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. Golshadi.


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


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Najafabad condemned Mr. Mahmud Golshadi to death. He was executed in public at a square in Goldasht on January 4, 2001. No specific information is available about this execution.

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