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One Person’s Story

Hassan Safari


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March 9, 2006
Location of Killing: Tabas Prison, Tabas, Khorasan-e Jonubi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hassan Safari was announced by the websites of ISNA (March 14, 2005) and Yazd-e Farda (March 11, 2005). Additional information on this case was obtained from Islamic Republic daily (May 16, 2001).

Mr. Safari was married, and from Halvan Village near Tabas. His case pertains to the murder of his father-in-law, in front of the provincial Ministry of Justice office building of Tabas County, on May 12, 2001.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Safari was arrested by the people and the police force in Tabas County in 2001. However, there is no information available on the details of his arrest and detention.


Mr. Safari went on trial in Khorasan Province. However, there is no information available on the details of the session or sessions of his trial.


Mr. Safari was charged with “murder and injuring an individual.”

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

There is no information available on the details of the evidence of guilt brought against Mr. Safari.


There is no information available on the details of Mr. Safari’s defense.


Mr. Hassan Safari was sentenced to death on the charge of murder and to paying blood-money on the charge of injuring his (the victim’s) wife. The verdict was validated by the Supreme Court on September 22, 2002 and by the head of the Judiciary on February 6, 2005. Mr. Safari was hanged in the Tabas County Penitentiary on Thursday, March 9, 2005.

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