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One Person’s Story

Ali Isazadeh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 18, 2000
Location of Killing: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Ali Isazadeh, along with another person, was published in the Entekhab newspaper on October 19, 2000.

Arrest and detention

According to the existing information, Mr. Isazadeh was arrested on June 2, 1998 following a murder. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


Branch 1603 of the Criminal Court of Tehran tried Mr. Isazadeh. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Isazadeh was announced as “murder.” According to the report, the court charged him with the murder of a man by blows of a knife over a financial dispute on June 2, 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. Isazadeh.


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


Branch 1603 of the Criminal Court of Tehran condemned Mr. Ali Isazadeh to death for murder. The Supreme Court confirmed the ruling and he was hanged, along with another person, in Qasr Prison on October 18, 2000 in the morning. No more specific information is available about this execution.

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