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One Person’s Story

Ali Dehqani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 11, 2001
Location of Killing: Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Rape

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Ali Dehqani was published in the Jomhuri-Eslami newspaper on September 12, 2001. It was also published in the Iran newspaper on the same day, without mentioning his name.   

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on Mr. Dehqani’s arrest and detention.


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


The charges against Mr. Dehqani’s were announced as "rape, drinking alcoholic beverages, and participation in kidnapping." According to the Iran newspaper, quoting the Chief Justice of Hormozgan, Mr. Dehqani had kidnapped a fourteen-year-old girl on her way home along with her grandmother.        

Evidence of Guilt

The report of this execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against Mr. Dehqani.


No information is available on Mr. Dehqani's defense.    


The court condemned Mr. Ali Dehqani to death, 15 years imprisonment, and 80 lashes. The ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court. He was hanged in public at the Dohezaropansad-Dastgah Quarters in Bandar-e Abbas on September 11, 2001.   

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