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One Person’s Story

Yusef Salehi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 17, 2004
Location of Killing: Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Yusef Salehi was published by various sources including the Jomhuri Eslami and Ettela’at newspapers on May 19, 2004. His case was related to a murder.

Arrest and detention

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


Branch Five of the General Court of Kazerun tried Mr. Salehi. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Salehi was announced as “murder.” He was charged in the murder of Mr. Mehdi Dehqan with a hand gun in 2002.

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. Salehi


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


Branch Five of the General Court of Kazerun condemned Mr. Yusef Salehi to death and Branch 34 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling in August of 2003. He was hanged in public at the public square in Baladeh near Kazerun on May 17, 2004.  

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