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One Person’s Story

Mostafa Parsa (Jula)


Age: 40
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: November 6, 2002
Location of Killing: Marivan, Kordestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups; Insulting the regime / the combatant clergy / authorities

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mostafa Parsa, known as Mostafa Jula, along with another person, was published on the websites of Rozaneh on November 6, 2002, quoting two newsletters by the Kurdistan Committee of the Workers Communist Party of Iran, and Asre-Nou on December 3, 2002. Mr. Parsa was from the Savoji Village in Khav and the Mirabad District of Marivan in Kurdistan. 

Arrest and detention

According to newsletters of the Kurdistan Committee of the Workers Communist Party of Iran, Mr. Parsa was detained at the Marivan Prison for four months. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


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


The charges brought against Mr. Parsa were announced as “fighting with the Islamic Republic and throwing the Qoran into a sewer (fighting with Islam).” (Rozaneh)

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 Mr. Parsa.


No information is available on Mr. Parsa’s defense.


Mr. Mostafa Parsa was hanged along with another person at the security forces base in Marivan on November 6, 2002 at dawn. This execution was carried out in the presence of several clerics from Marivan and the surrounding villages. The Friday Imam or a member of the Shahid (Martyr) Foundation placed the noose around his neck. (Rozaneh website)

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