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One Person’s Story

Hassan Molapur


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 25, 2001
Location of Killing: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hassan Molapur, along with two others, was published in the Iran newspaper on October 25, 2001.  

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Molapur’s arrest and detention are not known.


Branch 1602 of the Tehran Criminal Court tried Mr. Molapur. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Molapur 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. Molapur.


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


The court condemned Mr. Hassan Molapur to death. The Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged at the Qasr Prison yard on October 24, 2001. 

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