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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Ali Qahremani


Age: 45
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: February 17, 2001
Location of Killing: Damavand, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mohammad Ali Qahremani was published in the Ettela’at newspaper on February 11, 2001.  

Arrest and detention

According to the report, Mr. Qahremani was identified and arrested by security forces in Damavand 48 hours after committing the crime. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


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


The charge brought against Mr. Qahremani was announced as “murder.” According to the report, with the assistance of his wife, Mr. Qahremani had murdered five members of a family and stolen their belongings in a residential villa at Ahmadabad area in Damavand in the summer of 1998.

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. Qahremani.


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


A court condemned Mr. Mohammad Ali Qahremani to death and he was hanged in public at Qods Square in Damavand where the crime was committed, on February 10, 2001.   

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