Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Ali S.


Age: 32
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: 2006
Location of Killing: Central Prison (Tohid), Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder
Age at time of alleged offense: 29

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Ali S., son of Sa’diyar, was announced by the Hambastegi Daily on February 1, 2006. He was originally from Qatar, but was a naturalized Iranian.

Mr. Ali S.’s case pertains to the murder of a 75-year old man and wounding of his wife in March of 2002.

Arrest and Detention

Mr. Ali S. was arrested by the Judiciary Police of Bandar Abbas on August 22, 2002 and spent three years in prison. However, there is no information available on the details of his arrest and detention.


Mr. Ali S. was tried by a court in Bandar Abbas. However, there is no information available on the details of the session or sessions of his trial.


Mr. Ali S. was charged with “manslaughter.”

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

Mr. Ali S.’s “confessions” were entered against him as evidence of his guilt. In the course of his confessions he admitted to murdering the victim in revenge for his obstructing the marriage between his granddaughter and Mr. Ali S.

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.


Mr. Ali S. said that he had been drunk when the incident occurred. There is no more information available on the details of his defense.


A court in Hormozgan Province sentenced Mr. Ali S. to death. The verdict was approved by the Supreme Court. Mr. Ali S. was hanged in the courtyard of Bandar Abbas Central Prison in 2005.

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