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One Person’s Story

Asadollah Moqufe'i


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 24, 1979
Location of Killing: Central Prison (Dizelabad), Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Corruption on earth; Sedition and/ or threat to public security; Acts incompatible with chastity; Homosexual rape

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Asadollah Moqufe’i and another individual was reported by the correspondent of the Pars New Agency in Kermanshah. The Enqelab Easlami and Kayhan newspapers published the news (September 25, 1979).

Arrest and detention

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


Based on the report, the trial was held on Monday, September 24, 1979.


Mr. Moqufe’i was charged with “acts incompatible with chastity, rape, disturbing public order, and attacking the revolutionaries.”

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 the defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Kermanshah declared Mr. Moqufe’i a “corruptor on earth” and sentenced him to death. He and another person were executed in Dizel Abad Prison in Kermanshah on September 24, 1979.

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