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One Person’s Story

Hojat Sa'adatyar


Age: 38
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: March 7, 2016
Location of Killing: Gorgan Central Prison (Amirabad), Gorgan, Golestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Hojat Sa’adatyar, on March 7, 2016, was reported by HRANA News Service.

Mr. Hojat Sa’adatyar was 38, married, and had one child.  His case has to do with a murder in Gorgan.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Sa’adatyar’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on this defendant’s trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Sa’adatyar was “murder in the first degree”.

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on Mr. Sa’adatyar’s defense.


The court sentenced Mr. Sa’adatyar to death by hanging.  According to available information, the date for execution was originally set for February 24, 2016.  The execution was delayed for twelve days, but the family of the victim did not agree to forego the retribution.  Mr. Sa’adatyar was executed on March 7, 2016, in Gorgan Central Prison.

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