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One Person’s Story

Navid Fathi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 27, 2014
Location of Killing: Saqqez, Kordestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Navid Fathi was published by multiple sources including Kurdpa and Shar News on August 27, and Kurdistan Media on August 28, 2008. Additional information about this case was taken form Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation interview with one of the members of the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iranian .

Mr. Fathi was from the Saheb Village near Saqqez in Kordestan.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Fathi was arrested in 2009 in connection with a murder and was detained for 5 years in the Saqqez Central Prison. There is no specific information on his arrest and detention.


No information is available on Mr. Fathi’s trial.   


The charge against Mr. Fathi was announced as "murder." According to the interviewee, Mr. Fathi murdered a person named Reza Bisotuni from the village of Tilako near Saqqez by a knife in 2008.

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 Mr. Fathi.


No information is available on Mr. Fathi’s defenses.


The court condemned Mr. Navid Fathi to death. Following the discontentment of the victim’s family, Mr. Fathi was hanged in the Saqqez Prison on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.  There is no specific information on this execution. According to Kurdpa, he had been taken to the gallows twice before.


* Mr. Navid Fathi became a member of Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran   in 1993. After a year, he separated from the party and went back to Saqqez and surrendered. After a while, once again he made connection with an underground organization of the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran  in Saqqez. According to the official website of the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran, Mr. Fathi was an infiltrator for the Islamic Republic of Iran.  He poisoned and murdered two  Pishmarga members of the party in 1994.

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