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One Person’s Story

Eivaz Qasemi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 23, 1985
Location of Killing: Khoy, Azarbaijan-e Gharbi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Homosexual act; Murder

About this Case

The executions of Mr. Eivaz Qasemi and another defendant were published in the Kayhan newspaper on January 23, 1985.

Arrest and detention

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


Mr. Qasemi was tried at Branch 1 of the Criminal Court of West Azarbaijan Province. No other information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to this report, Mr. Qasemi was charged with “murder and sodomy, which is an act incompatible with chastity.”

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.

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. Qasemi’s defense.


Branch 1 of the Criminal Court of West Azarbaijan Province sentenced Mr. Qasemi to death. The Supreme Court confirmed the sentence. He and another man were hanged at Keshavarz Circle in Khui, West Azarbaijan Province.

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