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One Person’s Story

Hassan Ahmad Simab


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March 7, 1981
Location of Killing: Mashhad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Participating in armed demonstrations; Corruption on earth

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hassan Ahmad-Simab, son of Hossein, along with twelve others, was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on July 5, 1981.

Arrest and detention

There is no specific information on the defendant’s arrest and detention.


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Mashhad tried Mr. Hassan Ahmad-Simab, but no information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charges against Mr. Hassan Ahmad-Simab were announced as, “participation in an illegal demonstration after Imam’s boycott and carrying a knife and chain in order to confront people.”

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against the defendants.


No information is available on Mr. Hassan Ahmad-Simab's defense.


َThe Islamic Revolutionary Court of Mashhad identified Mr. Hassan Ahmad-Simab as "Mohareb (fighter) against God and the Prophet and Mofsed (corruptor on Earth)." He was condemned to death. The ruling was carried out when he was executed by firing squad in Mashhad on July 3, 1981. No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution.

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