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One Person’s Story

Manuchehr Nurafshar


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 19, 1982
Location of Killing: Hamedan, Hamedan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups; Armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic; Attempt to assassinate or assassination of state dignitaries

About this Case

The executions of Mr. Manuchehr Nurafshar and another individual were reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on October 20, 1982.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Mr. Nurafshar was reported to be charged with “participation in conspiracy and armed uprising against the Islamic Republic of Iran, actively sympathizing with the grouplets that wage war against God, assassinating Hassan Mohammadi, the martyred revolutionary guard and identifying active members of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps with the intention of assassinating them.”

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. Nurafshar’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Hamedan declared Mr. Nurafshar a corruptor on earth who wage war against God and the Prophet as well as an insurgent against the Islamic government and sentenced him to death. Having been confirmed by the Supreme Court of Qom, the sentence was carried out.

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