Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Hasan Farahnak


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam (Shi'a)
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 3, 1981
Location of Killing: Rasht, Gilan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Stabbing
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Mr. Hasan Farahnak’s, execution was reported by the Mojahedin Khalq Organization’s (MKO) website. Mr. Farahnak was a MKO sympathizer. It is mentioned on the website that "twenty thousand people participated in his funeral procession in the city of Rasht. All the schools and factories were closed in protest against this crime." According to the MKO website, Mr. Hassan Farahnak was killed by a government official in Rasht on January 3, 1981. The cause of death was a knife wound in his heart.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Farahnak was never arrested.


Mr. Farahnak had no trial.


There were no official charges against Mr. Farahnak.


Mr. Farahnak had no opportunity to defend himself before being killed.


No information is available about whether there was a ruling against this person.

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