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One Person’s Story

Abdolhossein Sa'adatmand


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February, 1989
Location of Killing: Central Prison (Dizelabad), Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Abdolhossein Sa’adatmand, along with two others, was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on February 19, 1989, referring to the News Unit of the Public Relations Office of the Supreme Judicial Council.

Arrest and Detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. It took place in Branch 13 of the Punitive Court of Bakhtaran.


The charge against Mr. Abdolhossein Sa’adatmand was announced as “murder.”

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

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Abdolhossein Sa’adatmand’s defence.


The court condemned Mr. Abdolhossein Sa’adatmand to death and the Technical Section of the court and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in the presence of the judicial and security officials in the Dizelabad prison in Bakhtaran (today’s Kermanshah).

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