Musa Khalilollahi

Musa Khalilollahi
موسی خلیل اللهی
MA in Law
8 Dec 2020
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  • Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor , Teabriz (12 Apr 2010 - 25 Sep 2019)
    • Human Rights Violation: Carrying out death sentences and supporting the execution of inhuman punishments (12 Apr 2010 - 25 Sep 2019) read more
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to freedom from torture, Right to life

      Musa Khalilollahi, as the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Tabriz, has been responsible for carrying out death sentences extensively, increasing the use of the death penalty in Tabriz, and applying the inhumane punishment of flogging for people who eat or drink in public during Ramadan, and insisting on the execution of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.


      Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani was sentenced in 2006 to ninety-nine lashes for having an illicit relationship, according to a ruling issued by Branch 101 of the Criminal Court of Oskoo (East Azerbaijan). Four months later, the Tabriz Criminal Court sentenced Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani to stoning for adultery. The verdict was issued while Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani had denied her charge in the last hearing, and the court ordered her to be stoned, relying on "Judge’s knowledge". Following the widespread international protests against the issuance of this sentence, Khalilollahi on 11 December, 2010 called these protests ineffective in the execution of the sentence.


      Increase in the number of executed in Tabriz Central Prison, HRANA, 20 April, 2017

      Execution of four death sentences in Tabriz and Sanandaj last week, Tribune Zamaneh, 1 September, 2015

      Execution of three prisoners in Tabriz Central Prison, Iran Human Rights, December 2017


      Formation of 49 cases for breaking Ramadan fasting in Tabriz / decisive action against the violators of the month of God, Mehr News Agency, 4 July, 2014

      Prosecutor: Denying the release of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, Fars News Agency, 11 December, 2010


      Legal Developments

      On 18 October 2011, the European Union (EU) placed 29 Iranian officials, including Musa Khalilollahi, on a human rights sanctions list for their role in widespread and gross violations of the rights of Iranian citizens. According to this decision, Khalilollahi will be barred from entering the EU and all his assets in Europe will be confiscated. According to the EU statement, Musa Khalilollahi has been placed on the sanctions list as the prosecutor of Tabriz for his involvement in the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani and “he has opposed her release on several occasions and is complicit in grave violations of the right to due process.”

  • Deputy of Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor, Tabriz (Unknown)
  • Head of the Press Court, East Azerbaijan Province (Unknown)
These violations may only be part of the human rights violations that this person has been involved in. The investigation into this person's human rights record is ongoing.