Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story



Age: 18
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 1981
Location of Killing: Iran
Mode of Killing: Other execution method
Charges: Unknown anti revolutionary offense

About this Case

The information about the case of this person was related in the United Nations' report (A/45/697, 6 November 1990) on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This case was brought to the attention of UN special rapporteur by "dailies from various countries", which published the statement of a witness, to the execution of this man. Reportedly, the witness "had been imprisoned from 1981 to 1984 for having taken part in an anti-government demonstration and had been tortured for 85 days before being interrogated." She had been forced to watch the execution of this person, and two other people.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this man's arrest and detention are not known.


There is no information regarding this trial.


The charges brought against the defendant are not known.

Evidence of guilt


No information is available concerning the evidence presented against the accused.


No information is available concerning this man's defense.



No specific information is available about the verdict. According to the UN report the witness was forced to watch the death by burning of the defendant along with the execution of another 18-year old young man and a 37-year old woman that took place in an Iranian prison: "they had been thrown into a furnace by guards, named Jamshid Sohrabi and Mojtaba Halvai."


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