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One Person’s Story

Hassan Fajrpir


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 23, 1980
Location of Killing: Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Sexual Offense; Drug related offense

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Hassan Fajrpir, son of Hossein and a resident of Qazvin, along with 9 other individuals was reported by the correspondent of Pars New Agency, quoting the religious judge of the Anti-Narcotic Islamic Revolutionary Tribunals. The Jomhuri Eslami newspaper published the report on July 24, 1980.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention remain unknown.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The defendant was accused of “selling heroin and illicit relationship with his own daughter and impregnating her.”

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. Thousands of alleged drug traffickers have been sentenced to death 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

There is no information about the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information is available on the defense.


The religious judge of the Anti-Narcotic Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal sentenced Mr. Hassan Fajrpir to death. He was executed early in the morning on Wednesday July 23, 1980.

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