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One Person’s Story

Hossein Heidari

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: March 3, 1980
Location: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Murder of persons and/or killing Muslims or/and freedom fighters; Fighting against the revolution/blocking the path of God; Corruption on earth

About this Case

The execution of Sergeant Hasan Heidari was announced in a communiqué of the public relations office of the Chief Islamic Revolutionary Public Prosecutor. The announcement was published in the Ettela’at daily (March 4, 1980)

Arrest and detention

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

Trial

The communiqué specified that Sergeant Hasan Heidari was tried at the first branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal along with a person charged with a crime (murder) unrelated to the defendant’s case. However, no information regarding the circumstances of the trial was provided.

Charges

According to the communiqué, Sergeant Heidari, “former police officer and member of the so-called Anti-Terrorist Joint Committee,” was charged with “participation in various clashes with mojahedin and combatants, resulting in murder, assault, and battery.”

Evidence of guilt

The announcement did not contain any information regarding the evidence presented against the defendant.

Defense

No information is available on the accused’s defense.

Judgment

Sergeant Heidari was found guilty of “corruption on earth” and “waging war against God and his prophet.” He was executed at 10:30 p.m. at the Evin prison courtyard.

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