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One Person’s Story

Khosro Sa'edi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 12, 1982
Location of Killing: Sanandaj, Kordestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups; Homosexual act; Drug trafficking; Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense; Corruption on earth; Actively opposing the Islamic Republic; Participating in clashes with revolutionary guards and or Bassij brothers

About this Case

The news of the execution of Mr. Khosro Sa'edi, along with seventeen others, was published in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on September 18, 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.


According to this report, Mr. Sa'edi and other defendants were collectively charged with “collaboration with the counter-revolutionary grouplets who are enemies of God, activities against the Islamic Republic, attacking the fellow members of the police and military forces, trading weapons, extortion, committing the hideous act of sodomy, drug dealing and having relations with the members of the infidel Baas party.” There is no mention of the specific charges against the defendant.

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. Sa'edi’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Sanandaj declared Mr. Sa'edi an enemy of God and a corruptor and sentenced him to death. The sentence was carried out.

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