Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Adnan Maleknejad


Age: 26
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 5, 2001
Location of Killing: Central Prison, Ilam, Ilam Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Adnan Maleknejad, son of Ali, was published in the Jomhuri Eslami and Iran newspapers on July 7, 2001, quoting the Public Relations Office of Ilam Courthouse.   

Arrest and Detention

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


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


The charge against Mr. Maleknejad was announced as "murder.”

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. Maleknejad.


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


The court condemned Mr. Adnan Maleknejad to death, and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged at the Central Prison yard in Ilam on July 5, 2001.  

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