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One Person’s Story

Hassan Rahbar

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: July 14, 1980
Location: Tabriz, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Sexual Offense; Religious offense; Corruption on earth

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Hassan Rahbar and 6 others was reported by the correspondent of the Jomhuri Eslami daily in Tabriz (July 15, 1980).

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. Each year, Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Arrest and detention

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

Trial

There is no information available about the circumstances of the trial

Charges

Based on the report, Mr. Rahbar was charged with the following: “corruption”, “vices”, “establishing centers of prostitution”, “direct collaboration with anti-revolutionary individuals”, and “enticing innocent girls to corruption by making them dependant on pornographic pictures.”

Evidence of guilt

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

Defense

No information is available on Mr. Rahbar’s defense.

Judgment

The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Tabriz declared Mr. Rahbar a “corruptor on earth” and sentenced him to death. He was executed in the evening.

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