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One Person’s Story

Farhad Salehpur


Age: 23
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 26, 2005
Location of Killing: Saqqez, Kordestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The of Mr. F'arhad Salehpur was published in the website of the Kayhan newspaper and the website of Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on December 27, 2005.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. The media reported that the crime was committed one year prior to the execution.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Mr. Farhad Salehpur charged with murder. He reportedly set the body on fire.

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.

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. Salehpur’s defense.


The court condemned Mr. Farhad Salehpur to death and the Supreme Court approved the sentence. He was hanged in Saqez prison (Kordestan province) on December 26, 2005.

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