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One Person’s Story

Hassan Tafaqodi Yusefi


Age: 25
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: May 1, 1982
Location of Killing: Mashhad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic; Attempt to assassinate or assassination of state dignitaries

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Hassan Tafaqodi Yusefi, along with 10 others, was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on May 3, 1982, quoting the public relations of the Islamic Revolutionary Public Prosecutor’s Office of Mashad.

Mr. Tafaqodi Yusefi is also 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. Tafaqodi Yusefi was charged with participating in the assassination of a group of persons (some of whose names are mentioned and the rest are indicated as “the committed Hizbollah members in Mashad”). He was also charged with “being highly and continuously active in the military-political wing of the Hypocrites organization (the term used by the Islamic Republic authorities when referring to the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization or MKO), carrying out an armed attack on the governmental and revolutionary institutions, exploding homes belonging to Hizbollah members and residing in safe houses.”

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.Tafaqodi Yusefi’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Mashad sentenced Mr.Tafaqodi Yusefi to death. The sentence was carried out.

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