Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Esma'il H.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 2003
Location of Killing: Neyshabur, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Esma’il H. was published in the Khorasan newspaper on December 9, 2003. His case was related to a murder in Zirkhan, Neyshabur, in April of 2002.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Esma’il H.’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on Mr. Esma’il H.’s trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Esma’il H. was announced as “murder.” According to the report, he had murdered a 23-year-old man over distribution of water and because of previous disputes.

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. Esma’il H.


No information is available on Mr. Esma’il H.’s defense.


A court condemned Mr. Esma’il H. to death and the Head of judiciary confirmed the ruling. He was hanged, at the yard of Police Station 11, in Neyshabur in 2003. No specific information is available about this execution.


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