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One Person’s Story

Hassan Zolfaqari


Age: 23
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March 2, 2014
Location of Killing: Zahedan Prison, Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Unknown charge
Age at time of alleged offense: 17

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hassan Zolfaqari was published on the website of the Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran on March 2, 2014. He was from Zabol and only 17 years old at the time of the committed crime. The official media in Iran did not report these executions. According to the Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran, this execution took place secretly.

International laws have strictly prohibited capital punishment against those who were under the age of 18 at the time of committing the crime. As a party to the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Iran has the obligation to avoid capital punishment for an offence committed before the age of eighteen.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Zolfaqari was detained for 6 years. He had been transferred from Section 3 to solitary confinement in Zahedan Prison on March 1, 2014. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


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


No information is available on Mr. Zolfaqari’s charges.   

Evidence of guilt

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


Mr. Zolfaqari was less than 18 when arrested. No information is available on his defense.


Mr. Hassan Zolfaqari was hanged in the Zahedan Central Prison on March 2, 2014.  

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