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One Person’s Story

Mehdi Ma'sumi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 2, 2003
Location of Killing: Bushehr, Bushehr Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mehdi Ma’sumi was published in the Iran newspaper on January 4, 2003.

Arrest and detention

According to the Iran newspaper, Mr. Ma’sumi was arrested several days after the incident. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on Mr. Ma’sumi’s trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Ma’sumi was announced as “murder.” According to the report, he had murdered a man with blows of a knife to steal his motorcycle in August of 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.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against Mr. Ma’sumi.


No information is available on Mr. Ma’sumi’s defense.


The court condemned Mr. Mehdi Ma’sumi to death. He was hanged in public in Kaki near Dashti in Bushehr province on January 2, 2003 at dawn. 

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