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One Person’s Story

Hassan Pirdadeh Biranvand


Age: 32
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam (Shi'a)
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: May 2, 2004
Location of Killing: Asad Abadi Square, Khoramabad, Lorestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder; Sedition and/ or threat to public security

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hassan Pirdadeh Biranvand, son of Ali Karam, was published on the website of the Kayhan newspaper on May 26, 2004. Additional information is based on several electronic forms sent to Abdorrahman Boroumand Center (ABC) by persons familiar with this case (E-Forms January 11, 2021, October 11, 2016, June 22, 2015, September 23, 2012, June 6, 2012, May 16, 2009). 

Mr. Pirdadeh Biranvand was born in Khoramabad in 1974. He was single and had finihsed middle school. He was self-employed as a butcher. (e-forms sent to ABC)

Arrest and detention

Mr. Pirdadeh Biranvand’s was arrested in 2003 (e-form September 23, 2012). There are no further information available on his arrest or detention.


No information is available on Mr. Pirdadeh Biranvand’s trial. 


According to the Kayhan newspaper, the charges against Mr. Pirdadeh Biranvand were “sedition, harassment, murder, and creating fear and intimidation.”   

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. Pirdadeh Biranvand. 


No information is available on Mr. Pirdadeh Biranvand’s defense. According to one of the electronic forms, he was innocent (e-form May 16, 2009).


A court condemned Mr. Hassan Pirdadeh-Biranvand to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling (Kayhan). But according to one of the reports, his execution was not confirmed by any court and took place unexpectedly. 

Mr. Pirdadeh-Biranvand was hanged on May 02, 2004 in public from a crane at Asadabadi Square (Kourosh street) in Khoramabad. (e-form  June 6, 2012, September 23, 2012, October 11, 2016).  

He was buried in the Salehin cemetery in Khoramabad (e-form June 22, 2015).       

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