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One Person’s Story

Heshmatollah Reza'i


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December, 1987
Location of Killing: Eslam Abad-e Gharb, Bakhtaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Heshmatollah Reza’i, son of Ne’matollah, was reported in the Kayhan newspaper on December 21, 1987.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to the report, Mr. Reza’i was charged with first-degree 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. Reza’i’s defense.


The Penal Court of Bakhtaran sentenced Mr. Reza’i to death. The Supreme Judicial Council Having confirmed the sentence. He was executed in the presence of the Religious Judge, some of Bakhtaran’s authorities, a great number of people, and the victim’s parents in Eslam Abad (Bakhtaran province, renamed Kermanshah).

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