Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Sa'id Hassanpur


Age: 13
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam (Shi'a)
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: September 27, 1981
Location of Killing: Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups

About this Case

The information about the execution of Mr. Sa'id Hassanpur and 52 other individuals was released in a communique of the Esfahan Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal, published in the newspaper Jomhuri Eslami, September 30, 1981. Further information about Mr. Hassanpur was sent to Omid via an electronic form by a person familiar with this case.

In addition, Mr. Sa'id Hassanpur (a supporter of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization of Iran) is one of the 12028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization in 1985. The list includes individuals, affiliated with various opposition groups, who were executed or killed during clashes with the Islamic Republic security forces from June 1981 to the publication date of the magazine.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Mr. Hassanpur was accused of "being a member of the armed wing of the People' s Mojahedin Organization... armed action against the Islamic Republic of Iran, terror, murder and attacking the revolutionary guard and Bassij brothers, attacking the Bassij dormitories, throwing Molotov cocktails and three ways [explosivs] in public places, [aiming] cars and shops of the revolutionary guards, Bassij and the hezbollahi people."

These charges are collective and brought against the defendant and 52 other individuals. The prosecution does not mention any specific offense for the defendant.

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 does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Hassanpur's defense.


He was found guilty of "armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic" and sentenced to death. He was executed on Sunday night, September 27th.

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