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One Person’s Story

Khalil Mansuri


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 9, 2003
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Assault and battery; Sedition and/ or threat to public security; Disrupting public order; Robbery

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Khalil Mansuri, son of Seifollah, along with five others, was published on the website of ISNA (Iranian Students News Agency) on January 13, 2003 and in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on January 14, 2003. He was from Mazandaran.

Arrest and detention

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


According to the Public Relations Office of the Islamic Revolutionary Court, a branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tehran tried Mr. Mansuri. No information is available on his trial.


The charges brought against Mr. Mansuri were announced as “sedition, fighting, hooliganism, creating fear and intimidation and disturbing public peace and security in the area, extortion, bullying, and multiple robberies.” 

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. Mansuri. According to a report by the Social Security Commission in Mazandaran, he had records for “sedition, extortion, and bullying” before and after the revolution.  


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


A branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tehran condemned Mr. Khalil Mansuri to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged, along with five others, in the presence of forensics representatives, police and court officials at Evin Prison in Tehran on January 9, 2003. No specific information is available about this execution. 

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