Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
One Person’s Story

Bahman (Mohammad) Sepasi


Age: 27
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: 1981
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense
Age at time of alleged offense: 27

About this Case

The information about Mr. Bahman Sepasi, son of Ali Akbar, is based on an interview by the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation with his brother and an electronic form sent to Omid by him. According to this information, he was born in Rasht in 1954. He was single and graduated from Aryamehr (Sherif) University in 1979. His last semester coincided with the revolution, when he was among those who wrote articles about daily political issues of the day, printed them on large papers, and installed them on walls of the university for other students to read. Students had political debates about these articles. Mr. Sepasi’s articles attracted some attention. But his political activities were limited to this and he had no affiliation with any organization. After the closure of universities, he had no activity and was considering marriage and moving outside Iran.      

Arrest and detention

According to the interviewee, Mr. Sepasi was arrested in a Komiteh [revolutionary base] in the spring of 1982 when he was looking for his brother, Alireza Sepasi, who had disappeared for several days, in various institutions. Agents went to his house for a search while keeping him in a car. When Mr. Sepasi saw the interviewee, he signaled as if there was not an important issue. Since he had no political activities, his family expected him to be released. Mr. Sepasi was detained at the Evin Prison and had no visitations with his family. He was denied access to an attorney.      


No information is available on Mr. Sepasi’s trial. According to the interviewee, he was not tried.  


No information is available on Mr. Sepasi’s charges.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against Mr. Sepasi.   


No information is available about Mr. Sepasi’s defense.


Mr. Bahman Sepasi was executed at the Evin Prison in Tehran two or three weeks after his arrest in the spring of 1982. When his parents went to the prison, authorities informed them of his execution and gave them his will. They did not reveal his burial location. Sometime later, however, they implied that he was buried at the Khavaran cemetery. His brother, Alireza Sepasi, was also executed during the mass killings of political prisoners in 1988. On a visitation day, when Mr. Sepasi’s parents went to the prison to visit Alireza and another imprisoned brother, a prison official told them that Bahman Sepasi was executed by mistake. 

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