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One Person’s Story

Morteza Abdollahi


Age: 22
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 16, 2000
Location of Killing: Qazvin, Zanjan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Rape

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Morteza Abdollahi, along with another person, was published in the Jomhuri-Eslami newspaper on September 17 and 18, 2000.        

Arrest and Detention 

There is no specific information on Mr. Morteza Abdollahi’s arrest and detention. 


No information is available on Mr. Morteza Abdollahi’s trial.   


The charges against Mr. Morteza Abdollahi were announced as "rape, hooliganism, and drinking alcoholic beverages." According to the newspaper report, Mr. Abdollahi and another individual, who was executed with him, rented a residential at the north of Qazvin in 1999 and tricked several girls and women to go to this place where they raped them.   

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 evidence presented against Mr. Morteza Abdollahi was “19 complaints.”   


No information is available on Mr. Morteza Abdollahi's defense.     


The court condemned Mr. Morteza Abdollahi to death. According to the Director General of Qazvin Provincial Courthouse, after a special messenger took the case to the Supreme Court, this institution investigated the case urgently in ten days and confirmed the ruling. Mr. Morteza Abdollahi was executed in public at the northern boulevard area in Qazvin on September 16, 2000.             

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