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One Person’s Story

Akbar Ghaninejad


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 19, 2002
Location of Killing: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Akbar Ghaninejad, along with three others, was published in Iran and Ettela’at newspapers on June 20, 2002.  

Arrest and detention

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


Branch 1601 of the Criminal Court of Tehran tried Mr. Ghaninejad in 2000. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Ghaninejad was announced as “murder”. He was accused of stabbing an old man to death. (Iran 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. Ghaninejad.  


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


Branch 1601 of the Criminal Court of Tehran condemned Mr. Akbar Ghaninejad to death. He was hanged at the Qasr Prison yard in Tehran on June 19, 2002.

The other defendant on this case was also condemned to death and was hanged along with Mr. Ghaninejad in Qasr Prison in Tehran.

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