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One Person’s Story

Ra'uf Hassani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 16, 2015
Location of Killing: Sanandaj, Kordestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Ra’uf Hassani, son of Hassan, along with seven others, was published on the Kurdistan Human Rights Network on September 22, 2015. He was from Baneh and his case was related to a murder.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Hassani was detained for 13 years. He was transferred from Salamat [Health] Section to Quarantine Section of the prison on September 15, 2015. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


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


The charge brought against Mr. Hassani was announced as “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 authorities have brought trumped-up charges, including drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences, against their opponents (including political, civil society activists, as well as unionists and ethnic and religious minorities). 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 and executed based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

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


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


Mr. Ra’uf Hassani was executed at the Sanandaj Central Prison on September 16, 2015. No specific information is available about this execution. 

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