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One Person’s Story

Hashem Anbarnia


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 27, 2002
Location of Killing: Jamshidieh Park, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case


The execution of Mr. Hashem Anbarnia and another person was reported by the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), which quoted the head of Police Emergencies Center (110). The Jomhuri Eslami daily published the report (web edition, October 28, 2002).

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant's arrest and detention are not known.


No information about the trial is provided.


Ali Bayat told the IRNA correspondent in the Security Headquarters of the Greater Tehran Area that Mr. Anbarnia was charged with "martyring and shooting to death, on August 7, 2002, Lt. Sergeant Hosein Amiri, a security guard on duty in Jamshidieh Park, using a shot gun."

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic’s authorities have brought trumped up charges against their political opponents and executed them for drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. Each year, Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


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


Mr. Anbarnia was sentenced to death and the sentence was carried out publicly in the park, where the alleged crime had taken place.

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