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Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
One Person’s Story

Gholam Reza Kianpur

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: May 8, 1979
Location: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Torture; Corruption on earth; Fighting against the revolution/blocking the path of God; Murder of persons and/or killing Muslims or/and freedom fighters; War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam

About this Case

Dr. Gholam Reza Kianpour is one of 438 victims listed in a March 13, 1980 Amnesty International report. The report lists defendants who were convicted by Revolutionary Tribunals in the period from their inception until 12 August 1979. The list of victims and charges is drawn from sources including translations of indictments, reports of trials carried out by local and foreign media and the bulletins of the official Pars News Agency reports. Additional information has been sent to Omid via an electronic form.

Arrest and detention

No information regarding the defendant's arrest and detention is available.

Trial

Amnesty International's report on this execution contains no information regarding the defendant's identity or trial.

Charges

The charges against Mr. Kianpur, as listed in the Amnesty International report are, corruption on earth; war on God and God's prophet, and the deputy Imam Zaman (absentee Imam); insulting religious groups, insulting the pure clergymen and trying to discredit them by calling them communists; plunder of national treasury; slander and injury to people; exercising censorship; expanding the influence of imperialists; torture; mass murder.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic’s authorities have executed individuals on trumped up charges such as drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

No information is available on the evidence presented against Dr. Kianpour.

Defense

No information is available regarding the defense of the accused.

Judgment

The defendant was sentenced to death and executed. No other details are available.

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