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One Person’s Story

Hossein Fattahi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim


Date of Killing: January, 1986
Location of Killing: Saveh, Markazi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Hossein Fattahi, son of Mohammad, was reported in the Kayhan newspaper on January 12, 1986.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial, other than he was tried at Branch 2 of the Penal Court of Kashan (Esfahan province).


According to this report, Mr. Fatahi was charged with 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 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. 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. Fattahi’s defense.


Branch 2 of the Penal Court of Kashan condemned Mr. Hossein Fattahi to death. The Supreme Judicial Council approved the sentence. Mr. Fattahi was hanged in the presence of the victim’s parents in Shohada square in Saveh (Markazi province).

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