Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
One Person’s Story

Amir Hossein Kuhzadi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: May 26, 2010
Location of Killing: Sari, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Death in custody
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense

About this Case

The news about Mr. Amir Hossein Kuhzadi’s murder, while at the police detention center in Sari, was sent to the Boroumand Foundation via an electronic form by a person familiar with this case. According to this information, Mr. Kuhzadi, son of Ali, was born in Tehran in 1986. He was single, a high school graduate, and a conscripted soldier serving in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards.*

Arrest and detention

According to the information in the electronic form, Mr. Kuhzadi was arrested in Sari on May 25, 2010 at 10 a.m. The arresting agents had no warrant and arrested him for wearing a green T-shirt and having a verbal argument.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on the defendant’s charges.

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

There is no information on the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available about the defendant’s defense.


According to the above-mentioned source, Mr. Kuhzadi was murdered the day after his arrest, May 26, 2010, while being held at the police detention center in Sari. The authorities and the coroner announced his cause of death as unknown. Despite the inquiry of Mr. Kuhzadi’s family, his cause of death is still unclear. The prison officials have been reluctant to look into this matter. For example, although the detention center was under surveillance of closed circuit cameras, according to the case inspector, the cameras did not record anything that day because a number of forks and spoons fell on the camera cables.


* The electronic form is the only source of information about this case.

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