Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
One Person’s Story

Heshmatollah Rohani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 30, 1980
Location of Killing: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Heshmatollah Rohani was announced by the spokesman of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Ahvaz in a conversation with the correspondent of Pars News Agency. The Jomhuri Eslami daily published the announcement (July 30, 1980).

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Based on the report, Mr. Rohani was charged with “distributing heroin”, “riot in the prison”, and “destroying public property.”

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.

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. Ruhani’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Ahvaz sentenced Mr. Rohani to death, and he was executed.

Correct/ Complete This Entry