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One Person’s Story

Naser Asakereh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April 22, 2002
Location of Killing: Abadan, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Naser Asakereh was published in the Iran newspaper on April 23, 2002, and in the Jomhuri-Eslami newspaper on April 4, 2002.          

Arrest and Detention

According to the Central News Unit in Abadan, after committing the crime, Mr. Asakereh escaped but was quickly arrested by the Abadan Police. (Jomhuri-Eslami newspaper) There is no specific information on his arrest and detention.


No information is available on Mr. Asakereh’s trial.  


According to the Central News Unit in Abadan, the charge against Mr. Asakereh was announced as "murder." This report indicated that he was charged with the murder of a sergeant who had gone to his house to arrest him in 2001. (Jomhuri-Eslami newspaper)

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. Asakereh.


No information is available on Mr. Asakereh 's defense; however, he appealed the ruling and it was referred to the Appeals Court. (Iran newspaper)     


Mr. Naser Asakereh was condemned to death and the Appeals Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in public in Abadan on April 2, 2002. His execution had once been postponed due to his heart attack.           

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