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One Person’s Story

Aligudarz Hakimi


Nationality: Afghanistan
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 1, 2001
Location of Killing: Aligudarz, Lorestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Robbery; Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Abdollah Hakimi, an Afghan citizen, was published in the Ettela’at newspaper on January 2, 2001.  

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Hakimi’s arrest and detention are not known.


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Aligudarz tried Mr. Hakimi. No information is available on his trial.


The charges brought against Mr. Hakimi were announced as “murder and armed robbery.”  

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.  International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges, including drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences, against their opponents (including political, civil society activists, as well as unionists and ethnic and religious minorities). Each year Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted and executed based on trumped-up charges is unknown.   

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on Mr. Hakimi’s defense.


The court condemned Mr. Abdollah Hakimi to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in Aligudarz on January 1, 2001. 

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