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One Person’s Story

Hassan Suteh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 14, 1982
Location of Killing: Orumieh, Azarbaijan-e Gharbi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic; Participating in clashes with revolutionary guards and or Bassij brothers; Membership of anti-regime guerilla group

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Hassan Suteh, along with two others, was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on August 19, 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. Suteh was charged with “armed action against the Islamic Republic, membership in the banned Kordestan Democratic Party (KDP), participation in clashes, carrying out an armed attack including the use of TNT, against Hotel Mahabad, participation in the clash in Azadi Square,throwing a grenade and setting on fire the car of the revolutionary guards, which, based on the accused confession, led to the martyrdom of 4 guards.”

Evidence of guilt

According to the report, Mr. Suteh confessed to have set on fire the car of the revolutionary guards which led to the martyrdom of 4 guards.


No information is available on Mr. Suteh’s defense.


The Islamic Revolution’s Public Prosecutor’s Office in Mahabad declared Mr. Suteh an enemy of God and the Prophet and sentenced him to death. The sentence was carried out.

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