Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Ali Eskandari


Age: 20
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: November 11, 2002
Location of Killing: Qom, Markazi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Rape

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Ali Eskandari, son of Mohammad Reza, was published in the Kayhan newspaper on November 12, 2002. He was single and a resident of Qom. His case was related to kidnapping and rape charges.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Eskandari was arrested by police when attempting to kidnap another person. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


Branch Seven of the Qom Courthouse tried Mr. Eskandari. No information is available on his trial.


The charges brought against Mr. Eskandari were announced as “kidnapping and rape of a four-and-a-half-year-old girl.”

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 evidence presented against Mr. Eskandari was his “arrest while committing a crime.”  


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


Branch Seven of the Qom Courthouse condemned Mr. Ali Eskandari to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in public at Mo’alem Square in Qom on November 11, 2002 in the morning. 

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