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One Person’s Story

Majid Alghosi


Age: 23
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May, 2005
Location of Killing: Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Majid Alghosi was published on the web site of the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on May 10, 2005.

Arrest and Detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. According to the newspaper report, Branch Five of Chalus Court issued the ruling and it was confirmed by Branch 33 of the Supreme Court.


The Public Prosecutor of Chalus stated: the defendant, “resident of Ojabit village in Kelardasht, murdered one of his relatives, named Siavash Abbasian, because of an ethnic disputes with him in the vicinity of the Chalus Forensic Office in 2001.”

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. Alghosi’s defense.


The details of the execution verdict are not known. According to the newspaper report, Mr. Majid Alghosi was condemned to death for murder. After the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court, he was executed in the presence of judicial and security officials and the victim’s family in the courtyard of Noshahr Prison II (Mazandaran province).

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