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One Person’s Story

Hassan Rahmanipur Qahrudi


Age: 48
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: February 16, 1997
Location of Killing: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Hassan Rahmanipur Qahrudi and two other individuals was announced in the Kayhan newspaper on February 17, 1997.

Arrest and Detention

The exact circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. According to the Kayhan newspaper, the defendant was arrested on May 8, 1995.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charge against Mr. Hassan Rahmanipur Qahrudi was announced as “murder of four members of his family.”

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 Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for alleged 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

According to the report, the evidence provided against the defendant was “his own confessions”.

International human rights organizations have repeatedly condemned the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for its systematic use of torture to obtain confessions from detainees and have questioned the authenticity of confessions obtained under duress.


No information is available on Mr. Hassan Rahmanipur Qahrudi’s defense.


The court condemned Mr. Hassan Rahmanipur Ghahrudi to death and, after the ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court, he was hanged in the presence of the secretary of the Special Complex for Executions, the Qasr prison warden, the victim’s family, and the forensic team on February 16, 1997.

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