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One Person’s Story

Ali Baba'ipur


Age: 30
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 18, 2005
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Ali Baba’ipur and another individual was published on the websites of the Javan newspaper, ISCANEWS, ISNA (December 18, 2005), and the Iran newspaper (December 19, 2005.)

Arrest and detention

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


According to ISNA, Tehran Criminal Prosecutor referred the case to the Tehran Public Penal Court.


According to the Iran newspaper, the charge against Mr. Babai’ipur was murdering his brother by a knife after he came from Hamedan to the Vali-e Asr district of Tehran in the spring of 2000.

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 does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant. ISNA, however, quotes the defendant saying: “When I went to my brother’s residence in Vali-e Asr district to reconcile but we quarreled and subsequently fought… I stabbed my brother three times. He lost his life due to the severity of the injuries.”


No information is available on Mr. Babai’ipur’s defense except that the defendant stated that he did not intend to kill his brother (ISNA).


Branch 1601 of the Tehran Criminal Court condemned Mr. Ali Baba’ipur to death. The Supreme Court approved this sentence.

In the Iranian Penal Code, murder is punishable by execution (retribution), giving the family of the victim the right to consent to the execution sentence or forgive the perpetrator. In this case, the officials carried out the sentence due to the fact that the parents of the victim, who are also the parents of the murderer, did not pardon him. Mr. Ali Baba’ipur was hanged at Evin prison on December 18, 2005.

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