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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Afghanistan
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 14, 1979
Location of Killing: Kermanshah Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Homosexual act

About this Case

The information about Mr. Hashem, son of Mohammad, was published in the newspaper Enqelab-e Esalmi, September 15, 1979.

Arrest and detention

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


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Kermanshah tried the defendant in one session.


Mr. Hashem was charged with "sodomy".

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. Hashem 's defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Kermanshah found the defendant guilty of homosexuality. Mr. Hashem was executed at dawn, the day after the verdict was issued.

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