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One Person’s Story

Hassan Seraji


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 6, 1981
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Adultery; Homosexual act

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Hassan Seraji, son of Hossein, along with 22 other individuals, was announced in a communiqué of the Public Relations of the National Prosecution office of the Islamic Republic and published in the Kayhan newspaper on September 7, 1981.

Arrest and detention

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


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


Mr. Seraji was charged with “sodomy and incest”.

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.


In accordance with the Central Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal, Mr. Hassan Seraji was executed at Evin prison on September 6, 1981.

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