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One Person’s Story

Hamid Sa'adat Fath


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May, 1997
Location of Killing: Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Rape; Armed robbery

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Hamid, along with Nazir Abdollahi, an Afghan citizen, was announced in the Kayhan newspaper on May 15, 1997. His last name is not mentioned in

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The commander of the security forces in Fars province has made the following statements about the charges against this defendant, as published in Kayhan: “Hamid and Nazir and another individuals entered a house in Shiraz during the night. They threatened and intimidated the residents and tied the hands and feet of the owner, raped his daughter, and stole some of the belongings of the house.”

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. Hamid’s defense.


No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution. Mr. Hamid was executed in Shiraz. The report does not contain any information regarding the ruling and date of the execution.

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