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One Person’s Story

Abbas Hossinzadeh


Age: 29
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 17, 2001
Location of Killing: Borujerd, Lorestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder; Drug trafficking; Possession of arms

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Abbas Hosseinzadeh, son of Parviz, was published in the Iran newspaper on July 4, and in the Kayhan newspaper on June 19, 2001.   

Arrest and Detention

Mr. Hosseinzadeh had been arrested during an armed clash at Abadeh in Shiraz in 1999. There is no specific information on his arrest and detention.


The Public Court of Borujerd tried Mr. Hosseinzadeh. No further information is available on his trial.


The charges against Mr. Hosseinzadeh were announced as "murder, drug trafficking, armed clashes with security forces, possession of an illegal weapon, sedition, and public harassment in Borujerd."   

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. Hosseinzadeh.


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


The court condemned Mr. Abbas Hosseinzadeh to death twice, and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in public at the Qiyam Square in Borujerd on June 17, 2001.  

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