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One Person’s Story

Asi Dehlavi Nasab


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 8, 2003
Location of Killing: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder; Armed robbery

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Asi Dehlavi Nasab was published on the website of Hadeseh and in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on January 9, 2003. Additional information regarding his prosecution was taken from the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper of December 25, 2002.

Arrest and detention

According to the Head of the Public Relations Office of the Khuzestan Courthouse, Mr. Dehlavi Nasab had been imprisoned since 1994.The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Mahshahr tried Mr. Dehlavi Nasab. No information is available on his trial.


The charges brought against Mr. Dehlavi Nasab and his 13 collaborators were collectively announced as “piracy, robbery, and creating insecurity across Khuzestan.” According to the Head of the Public Relations Office of the Khuzestan Courthouse, he and his collaborators had shot and murdered a soldier during an operation by security forces to identify and apprehend them on the road from Ahvaz to Mahshahr and Omidieh in 1994.     

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 report of this execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against Mr. Dehlavi Nasab.


No information is available on Mr. Dehlavi Nasab’s defense.


The court condemned Mr. Asi Dehlavi Nasab to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in public in Ahvaz on January 8, 2003.  

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