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One Person’s Story

Ramezan Qavidel


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 9, 1980
Location: Sabzevar, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Homosexual act

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ramezan Qavidel was reported by the Jomhuri Eslami daily correspondent in Sabzevar (August 9, 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

No information is available on the circumstances of Mr. Qavidel’s arrest and detention.


Mr. Qavidel’s case was examined at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Sabzevar-Esfarayen. This report does not provide any specific information about the trial.


Based on this report, Mr. Qavidel was charged with “sodomy”.

Evidence of guilt

The report does not provide any information on the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information on the accuseds’ defense is available.


The defendant was sentenced to death.

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