Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Hushang Rostami


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 2003
Location of Killing: Central Prison, Ilam, Ilam Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hushang Rostami was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on October 19, 2003. His case was related to a murder in 2001.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Rostami was detained for two years. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


Branch Three of the General Court of Ivan tried Mr. Rostami. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Rostami was announced as “murder.” According to the report, he murdered a person over a personal disputes.  

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. Rostami.


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


Branch Three of the General Court of Ivan condemned Mr. Hushang Rostami to death. The Supreme Court and the Head of judiciary confirmed the ruling. He was hanged at the Ilam Central Prison in 2003. No specific information is available about this execution.

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