Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Hassan Parsa


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 1997
Location of Killing: Mahabad, Azarbaijan-e Gharbi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hassan Parsa was published in the Kayhan newspaper on May 10, 1997.

Arrest and Detention

According to the newspaper, the defendant was identified and arrested in Naqadeh (West Azarbaijan province) as he was selling a three-wheel cart owned by the victim.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charges against Mr. Hassan Parsa were 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. Hassan Parsa's defense.


The court condemned Mr. Hassan Parsa to death and he was executed in Mahabad (West Azarbaijan province). The Kayhan newspaper does not report the execution date.

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