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One Person’s Story

Seyed Zahed Hedayati


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 1, 2015
Location: Central Prison, Sanandaj, Kordestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Seyed Zahed Hedayati, on September 1, 2015, was reported by HERANA website and Human Rights Organization of Iran website. Mr. Seyed Zahed Hedayati, son of Mohammad Mohyeddin, was a resident of Bukan.  His case was related to murder.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Hedayati was held prisoner in the Central Prison of Sanandaj. According to HERANA, he was in prison for 13 years; but according to the Human Rights Organization of Iran website, his time in prison is reported to be three years. The circumstances of Mr. Hedayati’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on this defendant’s trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Hedayati was “murder in the first degree”. There is no information on the details of his charge.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence providedagainst Mr. Hedayati.


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


The court sentenced Mr. Seyed Zahed Hedayati to death by hanging (retaliation for taking a life).  In preparation for his execution, he was taken to solitary confinement on August 29, 2015.  Mr. Hedayati was executed in the Central Prison of Sanandaj, on the morning of September 1, 2015.

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