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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Pursalehi


Age: 35
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: 2002
Location of Killing: Khorramshahr, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mohammad Pursalehi was published in the Jomhuri-Eslami newspaper on January 29, 2002.        

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on Mr. Pursalehi’s arrest and detention. 


Branch Twelve of the Public Court of Ahvaz tried Mr. Pursalehi. No information is available on his trial.


The charge against Mr. Pursalehi was announced as "murder."  According to the report, he killed a man during a fighting in 1992.        

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. Pursalehi.


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


Branch Twelve of the Public Court of Ahvaz condemned Mr. Mohammad Pursalehi to death. The Supreme Court confirmed the ruling and the Head of Judiciary validated it. The defendant was hanged in public at the Haffar-e Gharbi District, Kuye Police, in Khorramshahr. The victim’s mother tied the noose around Mr. Pursahlehi’s neck. The exact date of this execution is unknown.             

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