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One Person’s Story

Ja'far Sadeq Alizadeh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 9, 1981
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Homosexual act

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ja’far Sadeq Alizadeh, son of Eshqali, was announced in a communiqué of the Public Relations of the Public Prosecution Office, and published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on August 11, 1981.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on his trial other than he was tried at the Central Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal.


According to the communiqué of the Public Relations of the Public Prosecution Office, the charge brought against Mr. Alizadeh was “sodomy.”

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. 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 his defense.


The Central Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal condemned Mr. Ja’far Sadeq Alizadeh to death. He was executed at Evin prison on August 9, 1981.

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