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One Person’s Story

Bahman Dusheh Bum


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 3, 1980
Location of Killing: Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Homosexual act; Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Bahman Dusheh Bum and another individual was reported by the correspondent of the Jomhuri Eslami, Enqelab Eslami, and Kayhan dailies in Kermanshah (July 5, 1980).

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’s authorities have brought trumped up charges against their political opponents and executed them for drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. 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 based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this individual’s arrest and detention are not known.


Based on the Enqelab Eslami report, the defendant was tried at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Kermanshah.


Mr. Dusheh Bum was charged with “the abominable act of sodomy” and “murdering a small child by decapitating him.”

Evidence of guilt

The reports contain no information regarding the evidence presented against the defendant at the trial.


No information is available on the defendant’s defense.


Mr. Dusheh Bum was sentenced to death. Based on the Kayhan report, he was executed at 10:45 p.m. in Dolatabad, Kermanshah.

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