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One Person’s Story


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April 17, 1990
Location of Killing: Sanandaj, Kordestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Counter revolutionary opinion and/or speech

About this Case

The execution of this person was reported by Mr. Galindo Pohl, the Special Representative of the United Nations' Commission on Human Rights, in his report on the situation of human rights in Iran (November 1990, A/45/697). The reports mention the execution of a group of 18 prisoners and provides the names of thirteen of them. The identity and the gender of five of them is not known.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. However it has been reported to the United Nations' Special Representative, that at the time of this execution : "trials before Islamic revolutionary Courts have usually taken place in secret, sometimes inside prisons, that defendants have not usually enjoyed the right to be represented by a lawyer, and often have not even been made aware that the proceedings were in fact a trial and not an interrogation session."


The charges brought against this person were reportedly his/her having attended the May Day Celebration in the City of Sanandaj (Iranian Kurdistan).

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on this person's defense.


The defendant was sentenced to death and executed in Sanandaj, either on April 17th or April 27th, 1990.

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