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One Person’s Story

Hassan Neda'i


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: February 12, 2002
Location of Killing: Takestan, Zanjan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the arrest, prosecution, and execution of Mr. Hassan Neda’i was published in the Iran newspaper on December 30, 2001 and February 17, 2002 and in the Kayhan newspaper on February 14, 2002. According to the existing information, he was born in Langrud and was a student at Azad University in Takestan, majoring in the Islamic Education with a history minor.   

Arrest and detention

According to the Iran newspaper on December 30, 2001, Takestan detectives and a special team arrested Mr. Neda’i on his way to Langrud, his birthplace, on November 26, 2001 when he had murdered a girl student and escaped the scene. He was detained for two and a half months.  


Branch Two of the Public Court of Takestan tried Mr. Neda’i. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Neda’i was announced as “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. 

Evidence of guilt

The evidence provided against Mr. Neda’i was his “clear confession to murder,” and “testimonies of witnesses.”

International human rights organizations have repeatedly condemned the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for its systematic use of severe torture and solitary confinement to obtain confessions from detainees and have questioned the authenticity of confessions obtained under duress.


No information is available on Mr. Neda’i’s defense.


Branch Two of the Public Court of Takestan condemned Mr. Hassan Neda’i to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. The ruling was carried out at the location of the crime near Dormitory Two of Azad University in Takestan when he was hanged in public on Tuesday February 12, 2002. According to the Iran newspaper on February 17, 2002, the victim’s mother pushed the stool from under his legs. 

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