Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Safar Shah Hassanlu


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 1, 2001
Location of Killing: Maku, Azarbaijan-e Gharbi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Robbery; Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Safar Shah Hassanlu, along with another person, was published in the Iran newspaper on July 2, 2001.       

Arrest and Detention

According to the media reports, Mr. Hassanlu and his collaborator were arrested in Khoy. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.   


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


The charges against Mr. Hassanlu were announced as "murder and robbery." According to the media reports, he and his collaborator broke into the Bazargan Branch of Keshavarzi Bank on March 31, 2001, killed two bank employees, and stole a total of 11 million Rials in cash and travelers checks.        

Evidence of Guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against Mr. Hassanlu.


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


Mr. Safar Shah Hassanlu was hanged at the courthouse yard in Maku on July 1, 2001.

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