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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Fadaii


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 1988
Location of Killing: Mashhad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Unspecified offense

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohammad Fadaii 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).

Arrest and detention

It has been reported that "Mr. Fadaii was sentenced to five years' imprisonment. At the end of his prison term, which was spent in Meshed prison, he was released. In 1988, allegedly without any reason, he was again arrested, subjected to several kinds of torture."


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 the defendant are not known.

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. Fadaii's defense.


Mr. Fadaii was sentenced to death and executed in Mashhad.

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