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One Person’s Story

Khodamorad H.


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 25, 2004
Location of Killing: Dezful, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Khodamorad H. was published in the Khorasan newspaper on January 27, 2004. He was 25 years old and married. According to the existing information, his case was related to the murder of Mr. Reza M. in Dezful, Khuzestan.

Arrest and detention

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


The Criminal Branch of Dezful Courthouse tried Mr. Khodamorad H. No information is available on his trial.


The charges brought against Mr. Khodamorad H. were announced as “murder and armed robbery.” According to the report, he was accused of taking the victim to a valley near Dezful DMV pretending to be a buyer for his tractor. Then he murdered the victim with a gun, stole his two million Tumans travelers’ checks, and escaped.

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. Khodamorad H. However, according to the report, the forensics report had announced the cause of death of the victim as a broken skull and burning body after receiving two bullets.


No information is available on Mr. Khodamorad H.’s defense.


The Criminal Branch of Dezful Courthouse condemned Mr. Khodamorad H. to death. Branch 37 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. The Head of Judiciary validated the ruling and he was hanged in public in Dezful on January 25, 2004. No specific information is available about this execution.


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