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One Person’s Story

Behruz Molla Hosseinzadeh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 2001
Location of Killing: Kerman, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Behruz Molla Hosseinzadeh was published in the Iran newspaper on January 31, 2001. His case was related to the beating of the ex-governor of Kerman Province and murder of an individual.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Molla Hosseinzadeh was arrested while robbing the house of a relative of the ex-governor of Kerman in January of 1999. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on Mr. Molla Hosseinzadeh’s trial.


The charges brought against Mr. Molla Hosseinzadeh were announced as “beating of the ex-governor of Kerman and murdering of a eulogist.”  

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.  International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges, including drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences, against their opponents (including political, civil society activists, as well as unionists and ethnic and religious minorities). Each year Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted and executed based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on Mr. Molla Hosseinzadeh’s defense.


A court condemned Mr. Behruz Molla Hosseinzadeh to death and he was hanged in 2001. 

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