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One Person’s Story

Sadroddin Razavi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim


Date of Killing: February 1, 1989
Location of Killing: Malayer, Hamedan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Sexual Offense; Adultery

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Sadroddin Razavi, along with another person, was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on February 2, 1989.

Arrest and Detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. According to the report, the defendant was arrested two years before his execution.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. The trial took place in the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Malayer (Hamedan province).


The charges against Mr. Sadroddin Razavi were announced as "repeated adultery and spreading corruption and prostitution."

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. Sadroddin Razavi's defense.


The court condemned Mr. Sadroddin Razavi to death and the Supreme Judiciary Council confirmed the ruling. He was hanged in public in the Central Square of Malayer on February 1, 1989.

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