Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Seyed Rajab Parvandi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim


Date of Killing: March 4, 1989
Location of Killing: Bijar, Kordestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Seyed Rajab Parvandi was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on March 5, 1989.

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 charges against Mr. Seyed Rajab Parvandi were announced as “murdering his wife and his brother-in-law.”

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. Parvandi’s defense.


Mr. Seyed Rajab Parvandi was hanged in the presence of the Public Prosecutor of Bijar, victims’ families, and police officers in Bijar (Kordestan province) on March 4, 1989.

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