Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Ali Gudarzi


Age: 38
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 11, 2001
Location of Killing: Borujerd, Lorestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Non-marital sex; Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Ali Gudarzi was published in the Hamshahri newspaper on February 12, 2001.

Arrest and Detention

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


No information is available on Mr. Gudarzi’s trial.  


The charges against Mr. Ali Gudarzi were announced as "murder and an illegitimate relationship." According to the Hamshahri newspaper, he had murdered the Assistant Director of the Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans Affairs in Borujerd with the collaboration of the victim’s wife, in November of 2000.  Earlier on November 26, 2000, the Ettela’at newspaper had published the news of the murder of the Assistant Director of the Shahid Foundation by an unknown in Borujerd on November 22, 2000.             

Evidence of Guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against Mr. Gudarzi.


No information is available on Gudarzi’s defense.    


The court condemned Mr. Ali Gudarzi to death [Qesas for murder] and to 99 lashes for an illegitimate relationship. The Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. According to the Hamshahri newspaper, quoting a judicial authority, the investigation of this case took place out of sequence, due to urgency and by order of the highest judicial authority. Mr. Gudarzi was hanged in public at Takhti Street in Borujerd on February 11, 2001, after he received 99 lashes.


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