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One Person’s Story

Hossein Hassani-Niahutaki


Age: 22
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: July 26, 1981
Location of Killing: Kerman, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Corruption on earth; War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hossein Hassani-Niahutaki, son of Akbar, along with four others, was published in the Kayhan newspaper on July 27, 1981.

Mr. Hossein Hassani-Niahutaki is one of the 12,028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by the Mojahedin Khalq Organization on September 6, 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. According to this source, Mr. Hossein Hassani-Niahutaki was a college graduate, single, and a sympathizer of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization.

Arrest and detention

There is no specific information on the defendant’s arrest and detention.


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Kerman tried Mr. Hossein Hassani-Niahutaki, but no information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charges against Mr. Hossein Hassani-Niahutaki were announced as, “sympathizing with the deviant and destructive group of Monafeqin [Mojahedin Khalq], practical participation toward the goals of this group, and distribution of its publication.”

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 did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against the defendants.


No information is available on Mr. Hossein Hassani-Niahutaki's defense.


َThe Islamic Revolutionary Court of Kerman identified Mr. Hossein Hassani-Niahutaki as "Baghi (rebel), Mofsed (corruptor on Earth), Mohareb (fighter) against God and the Prophet, and Mortad (apostate)." He was condemned to death. The ruling was carried out when he was executed by firing squad in Kerman on July 26, 1981 at 5 am. No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution. According to the Revolutionary Public Prosecution Office in Kerman, “those who were annihilated have no right to be buried in the Moslem cemetery because they were apostate.” Mr. Hossein Hassani-Niahutaki was 22 years old.

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