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One Person’s Story

Hemat Alipur


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 29, 1997
Location of Killing: Khoramabad, Lorestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Sedition and/ or threat to public security

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hemat Alipur (known as Heimeh), along with another person, was published in the Kayhan newspaper, and on the website of the Hamshahri newspaper, on July 30, 1997.

Arrest and Detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. The trial of this defendant took place in Branch 27 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tehran.


The media reports quoted the Chief Judge of Branch Two of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Khorramabad announcing the charges against Mr. Hemat Alipur as "disturbing the public order, spreading intimidation and fear among people, undermining public security and comfort by demonstration of drunkenness, yelling, hooliganism, moral corruption, participation in conflict on June 2, 1997, and insulting the religious sanctities." The reports do not explain the conflict on June 2, 1997.

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 Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for alleged drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. Each year Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

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. Hemat Alipur's defense.


The court condemned Mr. Hemat Alipur as a "Corruptor on Earth" to 80 lashes and death, and the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court. On the morning of July 29, 1997, he received the lashes and was hanged in public in front of Bakhtar hospital in Shohada square of Khorramabad.

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