Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Khalil Mirza'i


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 6, 1990
Location of Killing: Azar Shahr, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Attempt to assassinate or assassination of state dignitaries

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Khalil Mirza'i was acknowledged in a list provided to the Special representative of the United Nation's Commission on Human Rights, Professor Reynaldo Galindo Pohl, by the Government of Iran. This list was published in a 1990 Report of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations on The Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. A/45/697.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. However, it has been reported to the special representative: "That 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.".


Mr. Mirza'i was charged with " Planting a bomb in Akhi-jaman mosque and killing Hojatol-Eslam Fakhr-Banati."

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. Mirza'i's defense.


Mr. Mirza'i was sentenced to death. No further information is available about this execution.

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