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One Person’s Story

Hassan Pasdar


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 21, 2015
Location of Killing: Central Prison (Darya), Orumieh, Azarbaijan-e Gharbi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hassan Pasdar, along with nine others, was published on the website of Nafasdarqafas on January 23, 2015.

Arrest and Detention

Mr. Pasdar was detained at Section 14 of the Orumieh Prison. There is no specific information on his arrest and detention.


No information is available on Mr. Pasdar’s trial. 


The charge against Mr. Pasdar was announced as "drug trafficking."        

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 Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for alleged drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. Thousands of alleged drug traffickers have been sentenced to death following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. Scores of them were executed based on a 1989 law imposing mandatory death sentences on drug traffickers found in possession of specified amounts of proscribed narcotics (5 kg of hashish or opium, and more than 30 grams of heroin, codeine or methadone). The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of Guilt

The report of this execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against Mr. Pasdar.


No information is available on Mr. Pasdar’s defense.    


Mr. Hassan Pasdar was hanged at Orumieh Central Prison on January 21, 2015. No specific information is available about this execution.            

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