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One Person’s Story

Seyed Jahan Sadeqi


Age: 23
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim


Date of Killing: 1985
Location of Killing: Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Seyed Jahan Sadeqi was reported in the Kayhan daily on March 7, 1985.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Sadeqi’s arrest and detention are not known.


There is no information regarding this trial, other than it took place at Branch 14 of the Penal Court I of Shiraz.


Mr. Sadeqi was charged with “first degree murder of an individual named Nasrollah Andarz” which took place on October 19, 1981.

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

No information is available concerning the evidence presented against the accused.


No information is available concerning Mr. Sadeqi’s defense.


Branch 14 of the Penal Court I of Shiraz condemned Mr. Seyed Jahan Sadeqi to death; the Supreme Court approved the sentence. Mr. Sadeqi was executed in Shiraz. He was 23 years of age.

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