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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Ali Sirudi


Age: 53
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March, 1989
Location of Killing: Dargaz, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mohammad Ali Sirudi, along with another person, was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on March 26, 1989.

Arrest and Detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charge against Mr. Mohammad Ali Sirudi was announced as “murdering three members of a family.” According to the newspaper report, the defendants, residents of Dargaz (Khorasan Razavi province), were in-laws of the victims. The motivation for murder was to acquire the victims’ belongings. It took place in the village of Hazratesoltan near the Nokhandan District of Dargaz.

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 Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for alleged 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. Sirudi’s defense.


No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution. According to the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper, Mr. Mohammad Ali Sirudi was hanged in public in Takhti Stadium of Dargaz.

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