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One Person’s Story

Farhad Yusefi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: April 30, 2015
Location of Killing: Sanandaj, Kordestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Farhad Yusefi was published on the websites of HRANA and Foratnews on April 30, 2015. He was married, a Kurd from Kamyaran in Kurdistan.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Yusefi was detained for 16 years. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


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


The charge brought against Mr. Yusefi was “murder.” He was accused of murdering his wife. No detailed information is available on his charge.

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. Yusefi.


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


The court condemned Mr. Farhad Yusefi to death. He was hanged in the presence of the victim’s family at the Hall of Sanandaj Central Prison on April 30, 2015 at dawn. No specific information is available about this execution.

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