Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Hamid N.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 2003
Location of Killing: Mahshahr, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hamid N. was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on December 23, 2003, quoting the Public Relations Office of the Mahshahr Courthouse. His case was related to a murder.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Hamid N. was arrested after the victim’s father filed a complaint against him. According to the victim’s father, Mr. Hamid N. had gone to their house two nights earlier and left the house with his son and a video recorder and he had not seen his son since. After police searched the defendant’s house, they found the victim’s body. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


Branch Five of the General Court of Mahshahr tried Mr. Hamid N. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Hamid N. was announced as “murder.” According to the report, the murder occurred during a fight between the defendant and the victim.  

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 evidence presented against Mr. Hamid N. was “a complaint by the victim’s father, recovery of the victim’s body, and his confession.”  

International human rights organizations have repeatedly condemned the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for its systematic use of severe torture and solitary confinement to obtain confessions from detainees and have questioned the authenticity of confessions obtained under duress.


No information is available on Mr. Hamid N.’s defense.


Branch Five of the General Court of Mahshahr condemned Mr. Hamid N. to death and Branch 31 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in Mahshahr in 2003. No specific information is available about this execution.

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