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One Person’s Story

Albert Danial-Pur


Age: 52
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Judaism
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 5, 1980
Location of Killing: Hamedan, Hamedan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Espionage; Drug related offense; Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense; Participating in an anti-regime demonstration

About this Case

Mr. Albert Daniel-Pur’s name appeared in a list of 21 executed individuals, reported by the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunals of Tehran and Hamedan and published in the Jomhuri Eslami daily (June 7, 1980).

Arrest and detention

The report provided no information regarding the circumstances of Mr. Daniel-Pur’s arrest and detention.


The Jomhuri Eslami report mentioned that Mr. Daniel-Pur was tried at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Hamedan, presided by the religious judge. No specific information was provided regarding his trial.


Based on the report, Mr. Daniel-Pur was accused of “espionage for Israel and participation in forming and stabilizing the Israeli government,” “starting demonstrations in support of the constitution and the illegal government of Bakhtiar,” “producing drugs, including planting hundreds of hectares of poppies in Sistan and Baluchestan,” and “participation in the prison riots of the Islamic Revolutionary Public Prosecution Office in Hamedan.”

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic’s authorities have brought trumped up charges against their political opponents and executed them for drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. Thousands of alleged drug traffickers have been sentenced to death following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

The report did not contain any information regarding the evidence presented against the accused.


No information is available on Mr. Daniel-Pur’s defense.


Mr. Daniel-Pur was sentenced to death and confiscation of all his belongings. The death sentence was carried out within moments after the issuance of the verdict.

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