Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
One Person’s Story

Heshmatollah Dadashpur


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 27, 1986
Location of Killing: Central Prison (Adelabad), Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Murder

About this Case

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Heshmatollah Dadashpur, son of Reza, was reported in the Kayhan daily on October 28, 1986.

Arrest and detention

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


There is no information regarding this trial, except that Mr. Dadashpur was tried at the Penal Court of Shiraz.


According to this report, Mr. Dadashpur 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.


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


Penal Court of Shiraz sentenced Mr. Dadashpur to death. The Supreme Court approved the sentence. Mr. Heshmatollah Dadashpur was executed at Adelabad Prison in Shiraz in the morning of October 27, 1986.

Correct/ Complete This Entry