Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
One Person’s Story

Babak Bavarsad


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Location: Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Sexual Offense

About this Case

Information about Mr. Babak Bavarsad has been taken from an electronic form sent to Omid by an individual familiar with this case.

Arrest and detention

The exact circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. According to the form, he was arrested at 3 in the afternoon on a day in 1992 in Ahvaz (Khuzestan province).


No information is available on the defendant’s trial other than the trial took place in 1993 and lasted for only 1 hour.


Mr. Bavarsad was charged with a sexual offence.

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 the defense other than Mr. Bavarsad was not allowed to hire an attorney.


The details of the death sentence are not known.

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