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One Person’s Story

Sasan Haqdust


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim


Date of Killing: January 16, 1981
Location of Killing: Babol, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Unspecified offense; Acts incompatible with chastity

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Sasan Haqdust, son of Mohammadjan, and another individual was reported in the Enqelab Eslami newspaper on January 17, 1981.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Mr. Haqdust was charged with “act against chastity and consumption of alcohol.”

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 Mr. Haqdust’s defense.


The newspaper reported: “in accordance with the order of the Islamic Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office of Babol”, Mr. Sasan Haqdust was executed at dawn on January 16, 1981 in Babol (Mazandaran province).

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