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One Person’s Story

Hossein Abdi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 30, 2002
Location of Killing: Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Sedition and/ or threat to public security; Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hossein Abdi was published in the Ettela’at newspaper on October 1, 2002 and in the Jomhuri-Eslami newspaper on October 3, 2002. According to the existing information, Mr. Hossein Abdi, known as Hossein Noruz, was a well-known person in the southern Fars Province. According to the Police Information Unit, he was wanted by the police. (Jomhuri-Eslami newspaper)

Arrest and Detention

According to the Police Information Unit, Mr. Abdi was arrested after “a series of intelligence and police operations” during insecurity incidents in Lamard and Mehr in 2002.  There is no specific information on his last arrest and detention. He had been arrested and detained in 1995 but escaped while being transferred to the Lamard Courthouse in 2001. (Ettela’at newspaper)


No information is available on Mr. Abdi’s trial. Since he was on the run, it is unknown whether he was present during his trial or there was a second trial after his re-arrest.    


According to the Jomhuri-Eslami newspaper, the charges against Mr. Abdi were announced as "murder, sedition, theft, and creating insecurity and road blocks in the southern Fars cities including Lar, Lamard, and Mehr." These charges were related to his first arrest in 1995.        

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. Abdi.


No information is available on Mr. Abdi's defense.    


According to the existing information, before his last arrest, Mr. Hossein Abdi had been condemned to death for charges in his previous trial after his arrest in 1995. The ruling was carried out at Imam Khomeini Square in Lamard when he was hanged in public on September 30, 2002.        

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