Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Aziz Seifi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March 17, 1980
Location of Killing: Qasr-e Shirin, Kermanshah Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Sexual Offense

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Aziz Seifi was reported in the Ettela’at daily (March 17. 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 defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Based on the report, Mr. Seifi was charged with raping two of his relatives.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


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


According to the report, the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Qasr e Shirin and Pol e Zahab found Mr. Seifi guilty of “corruption on earth.” The death sentence was carried out about him.

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