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One Person’s Story

Seifollah Parvandeh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 7, 2000
Location of Killing: Andimeshk, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Seifollah Parvandeh was published in the archive of Imam Ali Digital Library, quoting the Kayhan newspaper on September 9, 2000.

Mr. Parvandeh’s case was related, along with four other defendants, to armed robberies from large trucks on the southern roads between 1990 and 1995.

Arrest and detention

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


The Andimeshk Courthouse tried Mr. Parvandeh and the other four defendants. No information is available on his trial.


The charges brought against Mr. Parvandeh were announced as “four armed robberies, murdering a person, and participation in three other murders.” According to the Kayhan newspaper report, he and the other four defendants took heavy trucks to secondary and quiet roads, murdered the drivers, and then sold the trucks and their contents.

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 did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against Mr. Parvandeh.


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


The Andimeshk Courthouse condemned Mr. Seifollah Parvandeh to death and 12 years imprisonment. The Supreme Court confirmed the ruling and he was hanged in public at the Basij Square in Andimeshk on September 7, 2000. The other defendants were condemned to death, long term imprisonment, exile, and lashes based on their alleged charges; however, no specific information is available about these rulings.


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