Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Mas'ud H.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 2003
Location of Killing: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mas’ud H., along with another person, was published in the Jamejam newspaper on October 6, 2003. His case was related to the murder of a young man at Shahr-e Ziba, in Tehran, in February of 2003. 

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Mas’ud H.’s arrest and detention are not known.


Branch 1601 of the Criminal Court in Tehran tried Mr. Mas’ud H. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Mas’ud H. was announced as “murder.” According to the report, he had murdered a man with a Samurai sword following a dispute with the victim’s brother.  

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. Mas’ud H.


No information is available on Mr. Mas’ud H.’s defense.


Branch 1601 of the Criminal Court in Tehran condemned Mr. Mas’ud H. to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged, along with another person, in the presence of the victim’s family, at the Qasr Prison in Tehran in 2003. No specific information is available about this execution.


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