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One Person’s Story

Hossein Ali Kameli


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


Date of Killing: October 23, 2003
Location: Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder
Age at time of offense: 24

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hossein Ali Kameli was published in the Kayhan newspaper on October 25, 2003. He was a resident of the Chakhmalu Village in Khorasan. His case was related to a murder at the Maneh-va-Somelqan Village, during a fight over a video tape in 2001.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Kameli’s arrest and detention are not known.


A court in Khorasan tried Mr. Kameli. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Kameli 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. Kameli.


The fight between Mr. Kameli and the victim began with an argument and was not planned. No information is available on his defense.


A court in Khorasan condemned Mr. Hossein Ali Kameli to death. He was hanged in public and in the presence of the victim’s family, at the Maneh-va-Somelqan Village, on October 23, 2003. 


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